Yasiin Bey & Preservation Present: The REcstatic (Remix Album)

blame it on Shake June 13, 2013

Yasiin Bey and his tour DJ, Preservation, team up to rework Yasiin Mos’ 2009 release The Ecstatic. Dope!

The project started as a slow build with a few songs and then it become a challenge to do them all. Because it was a sample-based album, I wanted to keep the remixes sample-based and for them to have the same pitch, key and tone as the originals. The original beats were non-traditional and the amount of singing made it very difficult to remix with this intention of the same energy. It’s the result of countless hours of digging through records to sample, constructing the beat, wrapping it around the vocal, adjusting the tempo, and so on. ‘Quiet Dog Bite Hard’ was exciting because I was remixing my own track and it drew me into the process, and ‘Workers Comp’ was the most unique due to its complex time signature. [okp]

DOWNLOAD: Yasiin Bey & Preservation Present: The REcstatic (Remix Album)
– Check HipHopDX an in depth look into the project’s creation.