If you count in the video for the Paul White-produced ODB, then this isn’t the first encounter between the London beatmaker and video artist Ruffmercy. But this is just me obsessing about the footnotes, maybe. What’s more important, we got another new song from the forthcoming R&S debut by Paul White. And I have to say now I’m more curious than ever to hear what he has come up with, it’s very different for sure.
Titled “Shaker Notes”, the album will be available on September 29, 2014. Pre-orders available directly from the label.
It’s the sad truth that there aren’t many producers taking risks. Once a certain level of success has been reached, innovation often falls by the wayside. But let’s not be unfair towards the struggling artist, the truth is also that we all love our comfort zones, don’t we? Rather than complaining we should give an extra-praise those artists who go out and try something new. Take acclaimed beat-maker Paul White for instance. Following a streak of exciting records within the hip hop domain, he reached a new level of success through his collaborations with Guilty Simpson and more recently Danny Brown. Excitingly, this is where the London-based producer is trying out something else, for it seems his new album on R&S Records could be his take on the blues. The track you can hear above is a first taster from this record and it’s Paul himself taking over the mic this time, sounding somewhere between Damo Suzuki and Thom Yorke. Oh my, who would have expected this?
Titled “Shaker Notes”, the new album will be out on September 29, 2014.