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Has it really been 5 years since the last instalment?! Since Vol.2 dropped i've gone through a few changes: from having 2 kids, to moving home and changing careers..not to mention running the Expansions Collective label. But I always manage to return to the source eventually.
Life Sketches has always been about collaboration. The record is as much about the people who contributed to it as it is about me. From Buscrates and Octavio Santos, to Grap Luva and Von Pea, the artists on this record are people I both admire and respect. This record wouldn't be possible without them.
Share it with a friend if you can. And thank you.
PRESS & FEEDBACK:
PassionWeiss interview: bit.ly/2wxo71A
TheFindMag interview: bit.ly/2xs9JYt
"Grap Luva delivers words of wisdom as per usual, over a characteristic mellowed out, jazz-influenced backdrop by Mecca:83."
- The Find Mag
"Deftly straddles the line between hip hop and jazz reminiscent of luminaries like J Dilla."
- Surviving The Golden Age
"Characteristic warm tones, subtle drums and perfectly selected vocal snippets."
"Boom bap vibes with a modern twist."
- Sphere of Hip Hop
"One of the most talented UK beatmakers."
- Beat Bibliotek
"An expansive and wonderfully unspooling hip-hop-meets-electric-jazz set"
- The 12 Block
"The true school compilation finds him rocking with an impressive list of collaborators."
"Vol.3 is steeped in Hip Hop and Jazz, and really conveys a peaceful state of mind."
- Scratched Vinyl
"Honestly all aces from track 1...a stellar release"
"balancing live instrumentation and sampling, keeping listeners on their toes as the project transitions from track to track"
- Yo That Slaps
released September 18, 2017
Produced, mixed & arranged by Mecca:83
Executive Producer: Linus Maximilian Jonsson
Art Direction: Joel Van Der Knaap
Copyright 2017 NineToFive Records
Von Pea - Vocals on ‘Untitled’
Grap Luva - Vocals on ‘Lets Get It’
Jabba Tha Kut - Turntablism on ‘Untitled’ and ‘Lets Get It’
Donald Malloy - Horns on ‘Lets Get It’
Matt Davies - Drums on ‘The Cusp’ and ‘Until Next’
Jesus Bachiller Bachi - Bass Guitar on ‘The Cusp’ and ‘Until Next’
Octavio Santos - Horns on ‘Reintroducing’ and ‘The Cusp’
Kazumi Kaneda - Co-production on ‘Soul Power’
Handbook - Co-production on ‘So Fine’
Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble - Co-production on ‘Alpha Channel’
Brothermartino - Flutes on ‘Alpha Channel’
Scott Nelson - Guitar on ‘Reintroducing’
Maria Grigoryeva - Violins on ‘So Fine’
Monma - Co-production on ‘2am Vibes’
Chris Fricks - Fender Rhodes on 'Until Next'