Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The Dynospectrum | Tenfold (Remaster)
One of the biggest surprises in rediscovering the Dynospectrum reel-to-reel tapes was finding a previously unreleased verse from Slug on “Tenfold”, arguably one of the album's best songs. While the version that was originally released on the album featured Slug on the hook, it was only I Self Devine and Mr. Gene Poole who had verses. On the original recording, however, Slug ended the song with an excellent verse, as well as some additional commentary to bring the song to a close. Although we've asked, no one seems to recall why the decision was made to release this song without the Slug verse. Now, 20 years later, we are finally hearing this song the way it was originally recorded, for the very first time. In addition to finding that little surprise, “Tenfold” is also a great example of when re-mixing and remastering a project makes a clear sonic difference. Listening to this new mix compared to the original brings new life to the song, amplifying the textures and the intensity while maintaining its beautifully haunting essence. As the Rhymesayers Entertainment classic, The Dynospectrum, approaches its 20th anniversary, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than to announce we're finally releasing the full-length album on vinyl for the first time ever! We dug through the basement archives and unearthed the original reel-to-reel recordings. After blowing off the dust, we transferred the audio and sent it back to mixing, making sure that every eerie note and skull-snapping snare sounded crisp before it was fully remastered, truly bringing the darkness to light. For those unaware, The Dynospectrum is a long-standing fan favorite in the RSE discography. The short-lived supergroup was comprised of MC's Slug (Atmosphere), Musab, I Self Devine (Micranots), and Mr. Gene Poole and was produced entirely by Ant. The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary edition includes 3xLP vinyl pressed on black & cream side A/B effect records, with an illustrated 8-panel accordion fold-out poster, all housed in a gatefold jacket with original artwork re-touched by the brilliant visual artist Aaron Horkey. This special release also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded during the original studio sessions, plus a free digital download card that also includes the album instrumentals (also made available here for the first time ever!) The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl hits shelves May 4th. Pre-order yours now! Limited edition Dynospectrum T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts also available to bundle with your pre-order, so don't miss out! As a special offer, pre-order The Dynospectrum 20th Anniversary LP now for only $29.99! (Upon release, list price increases to $34.99) Buy "The Dynospectrum" 20th Anniversary 3xLP Now: bit.ly/DynospectrumVinyl For more info on The Dynospectrum: rhymesayers.com/the-dynospectrum The Dynospectrum "Tenfold" Produced by Ant
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.