For the last decade, DJ Rhettmatic has celebrated his birthday (May 10th) by releasing a free project to his fans. And today is no different.
Well, sort of. Considering this day marks the Beat Junkies’ 50th year (!!) on Earth, the DJ/producer has decided to bypass the free-zone and release his latest project as an actual album.
“It’s that time of the year…. I’m releasing this new project, whether a mixtape or an album, in honor of my birthday,” Rhett says. “But this year, it’s very special… I hit a milestone in my life. I actually turned 25 times 2 this Friday (5/10/19). Can you really believe it?? Yeah, I can’t believe it myself either but this only happens once in your life, right?”
“I am truly grateful that I am able to wake up another day and able to share music with everyone,” he continues. “This is my birthday gift to myself and a ‘Thank You’ to all of you. I’ve come a long way, but as much as I have gained a lot of wisdom and experiences over the years, I still have more to learn. Thank you all and God Bless. And, oh yeah… The Visionaries are still coming with a new album for 2019!”
A follow-up to last year’s Loops, Chops, Beats & Vibes–which was made strictly on Pro Tools by chopping, filtering and layering with no drum programming or baselines being played thanks to his SP-122 and MPC 2000 being fried–Vol. 2 was crafted using both Pro Tools and Reason.
Check it out below and be sure to wish Rhett a happy birthday on whatever social platform you choose.