THEMpeople – Smoke Breaks II: The Re-Fix (Album)

blame it on Shake April 16, 2013

Just as I always find myself doing on late nights when I can’t sleep, I was sifting through my “pending listen” folder and came across the latest project from the Chicago production collective THEMpeople. Recognizing their name from production credits for Chance the Rapper (“Long Time“), Naledge & Willie the Kid (“Desire Washington“), Legit (“Such A Thing” featuring Chance the Rapper) and more I decided to click play. The next thing I know, I completely stopped what I was doing and had zoned out for six tracks straight. Needless to say, this is definitely something I’ll be keeping in rotation. Stream/download after the jump.

The music on the Re-fix is centered around perspective. In visual art perspective distortion is a warping or transformation of an object and its surrounding area that differs significantly from what the object appears to be normally. In the case of music production a sample beat in itself can be viewed as a distorted version of an original record. This tape is full of re interpretations of original records and sounds that we feel are progressing music production in the urban contemporary genre. The concept is seeing through others eyes to create art. For us the project has posed a question… How much as artists can we distort and explore?? and what does this exploration sound like??

DOWNLOAD: THEMpeople – Smoke Breaks II: The Re-Fix (Album)
– Those wanting the first Smoke Breaks, DOPE inspires DOPE, click here.