BKLYN1834 is proud to release "Comp_01". 7 songs 7 videos from 7 artists that we worked with and supported in our Brooklyn clubhouse. Over the next few months, follow along with us as we reveal the music, videos, and behind-the-scenes content from the creative process. The full "Comp_01" drops November 2nd, 2015.
THE SOUND WAS INSPIRED BY A FATEFUL ADVENTURE TO THE FAR CORNERS OF SHANGHAI. THIS SONG AND TRIP WERE THE CATALYST TO BKLYN1834’S “COMPILATION_01”.
DOWN TO BE YOUR MAN
ATR's first release, a remix of Denitia and Sene's debut EP, was released by London-based Mixmag last February. His next project stems from an adventure to The Far East. Journeying to Shanghai found ATR in the midst of the contrasting duality of China's most Westernized city: tranquil bamboo gardens growing in the shadows of immense sky scrapers while centuries-old temples compete for attention against hyperactive video games. The images and sounds of ATR reflect this dichotomy, bringing spacious and down-tempo grooves together with thundering beat drops. With ghost- ly textures of chopped and screwed vocals, each moment of ATR's music settles in deep enough to touch your core. Each track is surrounded by a mysterious glow of something sacred.
As the originator of the BKLYN1834 artist community, ATR is used to working with dozens of different styles and genres. Beginning his production arc with Theophilus London, Blue, Freddie Gibbs and other rap media darlings, his love for straight hip-hop eventually morphed into more melancholy, spacious thumps with ethereal layers of synth, giving way to his own vocal style. The influence of his Texas roots shines through with slow tempos and chopped and screwed vocal samples.
N∆TIONS - MY WAYS
N∆TIONS is a collaborative project helmed by veteran producers and principle songwriters Nolan Thies and Toby Pipes.
As a BKLYN1834 artist in residence Nolan Thies is a recording engineer at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn and has spent the last few years mixing songs for, and touring with denitia.and.sene. Toby Pipes is co-founder of Deep Blue Something (Top 5 US Single, #1 Single in UK) and co-owner of BPL Studios. Past and present contributors to N∆TIONS projects include Denitia Odigie and Sene (denitia.and.sene.), Andrew Reid (ATR777), Jay Jennings (Snarky Puppy), Sly5thAve (Prince), Danny Garcia (Foe Destroyer).
ENOUGH IS THE DOU'S FIRST RELEASE. SAINT BALLANTINE CREATED AN EXCLUSIVE SONG FOR BKLYN1834'S "COMP_01"
SAINT BALLANTINE - ENOUGH
SAINT BALLANTINE is a soundtrack for the times. A project born from long time collaborators Brian 'sene' Marc and ATR (Creative Director of BKLYN1834), Saint Ballantine combines a punk attitude with beats that are listened to from outside a dodgy club's doors somewhere in the future.
Their upcoming debut EP, titled the stoned, blends genres, sounds, and styles, that yield their signature sound. They don't sound like this one or that one and they're proud of that. They describe their project as "The imaginary soundtrack of the movie Kids, if it were a musical a la Tommy".