photo by Cognito
World Puh-puh Premiere! OKP is amped to bring you this banging re-work of Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def‘s “Quiet Dog Bite Hard” from DJ Preservation–Bey’s DJ and Producer (Tru3Magic, The Ecstatic) not to mention our homie and something of a secret weapon in the world of hip-hop. Even better we get to break the news that Preservation has taken on the mission of fully remixing The Ecstatic album from top to bottom, from the outer groove to the inner. The official remix album–The REcstatic–is presented by Pres in conjunction with Downtown Records and will feature re-imaginings of all 16 tracks from the original plus one bonus cut, an unreleased vocal take of Bey’s hit single “Casa Bey” (featuring production by Minnesota). The full album download will be available mid-May…so Yasiin obsessives mark your eye-calendars with a big fatty marker.
BUT WAIT…it gets better. The REctatic is only one of a series of projects Preservation has been perculating on like a quiet dog waiting for the right moment to go full Baha-Men with it. Specifically: following closely on the heels of The REecstatic is the a debut compilation from Preservation, titled Old Numbers and featuring (yes) Yasiin Bey, as well as Jean Grae, Edo G, Jemini the Gifted One, Jim Jarmusch, Minnesota, 32 FX, Yahzeed, & Milly Mango. Preservation came by the secret underground OKP headquarters earlier this year to play us some of the stuff he’s got in the works so I can say from firsthand knowledge this is going to be a banger…the album drops on Pres’ newly-established Mon Dieu Music imprint this summer–scroll down to watch a trailer for the comp with more info. Beacoups respects everytime to Yasiin, Preservation & Downtown Records–and to the rest of you, you are all very welcome.