Announcing – Maker Vs. Now-Again V. 3

Now-Again | Oct. 21, 2016 | News |

Drums and funk – Maker dives deeper into the Now-Again catalog for another entry in Now-Again’s Music Library series.


Chicago-area beatsmith Maker’s two entries into Now-Again’s Music Library series showcase the verve with which this underground Chicago hip-hop producer undertook an exercise in boom-bap era aesthetics: he dug deep into the Now-Again catalog and found dusty drum breaks to underscore two bar loops. Maker Vs. Now-Again made the case that hip hop didn’t necessarily have to fly into a dub-step inflected future if it was still having fun in its funky past. Maker Vs. Now-Again V. 2 expanded beyond the American funk, soul and jazz that Now-Again was founded upon and included worldly grooves from far-flung locales like Nigeria, Brazil and Zambia flipped up by this hip hop classicist.

With his latest, Maker Vs. Now-Again V. 3, we find that the producer grabbing from the best of both worlds, from the riches of the ever-expanding Now-Again catalog. This limited edition is CD is packaged in a gatefold eco-wallet package and is available in limited quantities. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

This is the 8th album in the Now-Again Music Library Series. Previous entries have included albums by Oh No and Cook Classics. Listen to “New Breed,” based on the Universouls’ “New Generation,” below.

3 Responses to “Announcing – Maker Vs. Now-Again V. 3”

  1. Jm says:

    Egon, I had a dream or once you talk about a Paul White vs Now Again?

  2. Egon says:

    Yes, JM, we worked on it, but it never came to fruition….

  3. Robert K. says:

    Would be nice with a vinyl version as well.

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