Listen To Pete Rock's Minimal, Ivory-Laced Instrumental "Heaven & Earth"
In the full-sprint towards Pete Rock's highly anticipated Petestrumentals sequel, we've been graced with two stud sonic specimens in the atmospheric boom of "Cosmic Slop" and the retro-fit- heater "One, Two, A Few More." Today Chocolate Boy Wonder has dropped yet another piece of ear candy to guide you to the new record. "Heaven & Earth" finds Pete at his best; chopping jazzy piano licks, supremely subtle Rhodes chords, sweeping string arrangements, and putting it all together over an air-tight drum program that fizzles out as a '60s soul sample caps off the affair. But the funk doesn't stop there. The Soul Brother will be sharing a stage next week with De La Soul during their UK residency, hitting bandstands across the pond with a heavy dose of heat on the ones and twos, before retreating to states to rock Queensbridge Park as part of Summerstage on July 19th. So if you happen to be out yonder, get your neck ready. And for those of you not fortunate enough to split time between here and there, hold yourself over with Pete Rock's latest Petestrumentals II offering "Heaven & Earth" down below. Preorder the record on iTunes today ahead of its June 23rd release and get the trio of lead-off singles as a free warm-up.