Who or what is Quakers? A 35-member collective, with three core producers: Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst. Who are they? Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, 7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer and Katalyst is a well-respected producer from Australia. Why a hip hop project?
Disillusioned with much of the hip-hop around them, the like-minded producers set out to create the type of rap record they’d want to listen to. That meant gathering one of the most varied arrays of talent ever seen on a hip-hop record. Rather than just sending beats to the hottest names of the moment, the producers sought out genuine collaborators, regardless of whether they were legendary or simply stumbled upon around the world wide web. Invitations were sent out to golden era legends such as Prince Po and The Pharcyde’s Booty Brown, indie rap titans such as Dead Prez and Phat Kat, and of course some of StonesThrow’s finest: Aloe Blacc, Guilty Simpson, MED and newest signings Jonwayne and Dave Dub all make memorable contributions. There are also some lesser known talents present: band-favorite Coin Locker Kid, Lyric Jones, Estee Nack & more hold it down with their more celebrated peers.
Any more questions? March 27th will answer them all.