DJ Clent - Last Bus To Lake Park - MP3 320
Finally it's here, DJ Clent's first full length album! "Last Bus To Lake Park" brings you 65 minutes of pure footwork masterclass, laden with innovation, deepness, and skills, only matched by the brightest lights of the movement. This album, people will reference and come back to for decades. Building up on his legendary status as a Dance Mania artist, he is now presenting his first full length and ready to take on the world.
Available as 2x12 LP, CD, Digital
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1. Signing Off
2. Planet Marz
3. Space Control
4. The Wickedness
5. Hyper Feet 2
7. Clent's So Hott
8. Look Swole (Feat. DJ Milton)
9. I Fear This Muthafucka (Feat. RP Boo)
10. Let Me See You Juke (Feat. DJ Puncho)
11. Super Mario World
12. Let's Get High
13. That Fucka
14. Low Lyfe (Feat. Majik Myke)
With Clent being at the core of the Footwork universe since day one, this album is the last missing piece in the puzzle to display the work of the grandmasters and pioneers of the culture to a bigger audience. Footwork, musically invented by RP Boo in 1997, sped up by Traxman and Clent during the early years zero, heavily popularised by Rashad and Spinn, is now one of the most innovative and forward thinking genres in contemporary black music. All the aforementioned artist have recently had their solo albums displayed to the world, except for Clent. This makes this release all the more important.
Although, if one listens with open ears, the house-music legacy in Footwork is over apparent in the works of any serious producer, but never it was so beautifully obvious as in the context of "Last Bus To Lake Park". One can clearly hear the ghosts of artists like Lil Luis, Mr Fingers, DJ Pierre, and Gemini, just to name very few among the greatest dance music producers that ever emerged from Chicago. This enormous crossover potential will make this record a treasure not only for diehard footworkers but for more traditionally oriented house-heads as well.
History tells us, both Rashad and Spinn first learned from Clent how to produce a beat. Back then, they were both part of Clent's imprint, Beatdown House, before founding Ghettoteknitianz and later Teklife. Their great achievement is to bring the style to a bigger audience worldwide, the ambassadors. Without the originality, stamina, and style of RP Boo, the scene would have never evolved to where it is today, the feature on the album is representative of this fact. Same goes for Traxman, by basically being the hardest raving DJ on the planet, he has changed the face of the music. Now Clent, as the 4th element in this alchemistic constellation has his very own specialities: often his tracks are long and epic, morphing through different phases and spaces, changing the moods so skillfully, it's breath taking. This makes for excellent album music, a reason to stay at home, roll one up, and listen to a classic album. But if you think that Clent loses an inch of battle along the way, you are on the wrong track.
Logfile from Battleship Low End, February 2015
As the crew of Battleship Low End, we engage mission Lake Park by "Signing Off". We leave our everyday mundane lives behind, all engines go! As we approach the epic fields of "Planet Marz", commander Clent takes over "Space Control". Our first mission is to overcome the planets "Wickedness".
With our special weapon "Hyper Feet 2" this task is easy, "Sublyfe" standing in our way is history. After this glorious victory, we celebrate our captain with "Clent's So Hott", brining on the reward, we have to admit, they "Look Swole". The party went on for hours.
Haunted by his past, our captain faces the ghost of one of his toughest Shaolin masters, working on his subconscious by admitting "I Fear This Muthafucka". Reinforced after this mental training, he lifts the crews morale by playing them "Let Me See You Juke". But no one can party forever and after some time he gets pensive and remembers on of his old friends, one of the best there ever was, Rashad, and dedicates "Super Mario World" to his memory.
After all this exhaustive action, Clent decides to give his crew some time out and a decent relaxation. He serves them a good kush and plays "Let's Get High". Suddenly, out of the blue, the end boss "That Fucka" appears. In a magnificent space battle, involving many mechabots and smaller spacecrafts, the team wins and the mission is complete. In glorious victory, blasting "Low Lyfe" with second commander Majik Mike, Battleship Low End returns to Chicago, just in time to catch the Last Bus To Lake Park.
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