LA-based Mark de Clive-Lowe has been one of the forefront artists who has been able to successfully blend hip hop, jazz, soul, broken beat and house throughout his music and live performances. Equal parts jazz musician, composer, DJ and production wizard, McDL’s live performances are always a treat as he’s been able to erase the lines between genres and eras.
Today marks the release of his live-remix mixtape entitled #bluenoteremixed Vol. 1 which was recorded and improvised in one take using his drum machine, sample pads, rhodes and keyboards on-the-fly. The project brings new perspective to the music released decades earlier by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington and Donald Byrd, often times re-birthed by samples that we fell in love with through A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla and others. The project also features guest appearances from rappers Illa J, John Robinson, Bambu, bass master Pino Palladino, singer Nia Andrews and others.
For those in Los Angeles this week, McDL alongside wife Nia Andrews, will be performing at the Ford Theatres on Sunday, Sept 18th. The show entitled “Common Culture” will also feature performances from Chloe x Halle, Jungle Fire, Brit Manor w/ Captain Planet and others. For tickets and more info visit: http://www.commoncultureshow.com
“#bluenoteremixed Vol. 1” is available as a stream and free download.