Blockhead 'The Music Scene' Album Megamix Free Download

Blockhead 'The Music Scene' Album Megamix Free Download

New York hip hop producer Tony Simon aka Blockhead returns with his third and best instrumental album for Ninja Tune, 'The Music Scene'. CD & LP versions are released on 12th January (US) and 18th January (UK), while the digital version is available now from the Ninjashop or iTunes.

To celebrate it's release, we're offering a free download of a 30 minute album megamix, mixed by DK.

Order the CD or LP formats through the Ninjashop and you'll receive an exclusive limited edition Blockhead sticker sheet!

Blockhead has long made beautiful, emotive music based around the hip hop template, but on 'The Music Scene' he elevates his craft to another level. Tony puts it down to the use of Ableton, which means that rather than working from "one basic beat and building off it" (the standard hip hop model), he has begun stringing together multiple beats and weaving them together into increasingly complex, surprising and satisfying pieces of music.

While 'The Music Scene' represents a development in Blockhead's work, he still holds true to his basic beliefs about music and rhythm. When not working on his new album he has been providing production for Aesop Rock, DJ Signify, Joanna Erdos and many more, plus remixes for Yameen and Chin Chin, amonst others. Whereas the music scene is "a bastardized version of something that was already watered down," Blockhead's "The Music Scene," like his career as a whole, is "the opposite of that." By re-working, chopping and melding samples, by blending them together, Blockhead restores rather than dilutes their purity.



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