Sly5thAve and the ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra have joined forces to pay tribute to A Tribe Called Quest with a rework of their 1998 track “Find A Way” from The Love Movement LP entitled “The First 8 Minutes” (ATCQ “Find A Way” Tribute). Their interpretation of the J Dilla production is a dynamic take packed with peaks, valleys and bright bursts of light.
Effectively picking up where Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mochilla‘s Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes left off, the “The First 8 Minutes” is a sonic journey that takes the ear through a few eras in modern music before settling into the boom-bap close to the 4-minute mark. In this take, Sly5thAve and CCCO polish the original gem to reveal all of the beauty and possibility that lies at the core of every hip-hop classic with an emotionally dense arrangement that retains the head-nodding rhythm and sick sample groove.
“The First 8 Minutes” arrives in just enough time to prep fans for the live performance from Sy5thAve and CCCO this Friday, December 19th in Manhattan at Meridian 23 for Roots + Soul presented by DJ Center with special guest DJ Spinna. Check the track below to listen to “The First 8 Minutes” (ATCQ “Find A Way” Tribute). Scroll down to view the list of musical personnel for this recording. Be in the place on Friday night to watch Sly5thAve and CCCO do their thing live. Follow Roots + Soul with Sly5thAve & DJ Spinna via Facebook for event details.
“The First 8 Minutes” Personnel:
Jon Carrol – Horn
Chanel Crichlow – Tuba
T.J Robinson – Trombone
Zach Botham – Trumpet
Nick Marchionne – Trumpet
Clynt Yerkes – Trumpet
Brian Donohoe – Clarinet, Alto Sax
Brad Williams – Guitfiddle
Jay White – Bass
Cooper Heffley – Drums
Andrew Carroll – Piano & Wurlitzer
Juliette Jones – Violin
Adriana Molello – Violin
Pat Page – Viola
Matt Koladzieski – Cello
Sly5thave – Low Woodwinds & flute
Mixed and Mastered by Nolan Thies