Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New ISLANDS song!!

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It's called "Joy" and is being featured on thier MySpace here is the Mp3

In other ISLANDS news ...

Nick Thorburn (ISLANDS) and Daddy Kev divuldge more info on collab
An appropriate day to announce that Nick Thorburn and Daddy Kev have named their previously secret side-group. From this day forward, the duo will be known as Reefer.

REEFER recording next week
Nick Thorburn (ISLANDS) and Daddy Kev will reconvene next week in a top secret location to record more songs for their upcoming, currently untitled mini-album for Alpha Pup.

Who's Daddy Kev?

Daddy Kev (born July 22, 1974 in Los Angeles) is a prolific producer, recording engineer and record label owner who has contributed to hundreds of musical recordings in the underground hip-hop and electronic genres. His recording studio is known as The Echo Chamber, currently located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Together with Hive and Shaggy, he founded the Celestial Recordings record label in 1998. Their early records included Phoenix Orion's critically acclaimed Zimulated Experiencez album and the Celestial Squadron compilation. They went on to release records by NYC's freestyle phenom Supernatural, featuring a Daddy Kev-produced B-side "Seven Minutes of Understanding" (1999). Kev also produced records by Naptron and Alien Nation, most of the songs characterized by fusing rap with sci-fi samples. His work with AWOL One on Souldoubt (2001) saw Daddy Kev return to a more conventional underground rap context. During this era, Daddy Kev would contribute to a number of genre-defining records, including Sole Bottle of Humans (2000), Mikah 9 Timetable (2001), Abstract Rude P.A.I.N.T. (2001), Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies & Uprock Narratives (2001) and Nobody Soulmates (2001).

Celestial Recordings folded in early 2002, with Hive moving to San Francisco at the helm of Violence Recordings (originally a Celestial imprint), and Kev staying in Los Angeles to focus on production and engineering. This would prove to be a time of intense creativity for Daddy Kev, as a series of ground-breaking albums would be released: Busdriver Temporary Forever (2002), D-Styles Phantazmagorea (2002), AWOL One Slanguage (2003), The Grouch Sound Advice (2003), and Existereo Dirty Deeds & Dead Flowers (2003).

April of 2004 brought Busdriver's Cosmic Cleavage album, released to worldwide acclaim by Big Dada, and produced entirely by Daddy Kev. In July 2004, Kev begins work on Mix Master Mike's Bangzilla album.

Upon the conclusion of work on the Mix Master Mike album, Kev hatches a plan with business manager Danyell Jariel to start a new record label, Alpha Pup Records. By the end of 2004, the label is formed, and Kev begins mixing the label's first release, Paris Zax Unpath'd Waters (2005).

In 2005, Alpha Pup quickly hits its stride, releasing the Paris Zax album to critical acclaim, as well as offerings from Mike Boo, Ricci Rucker, Blackbird, and longtime Kev-collaborator AWOL One. At the same time, Alpha Pup expands its digital distribution agenda, signing labels such as Westbound (Funkadelic, Ohio Players) and Gold Standard Laboratories (Mars Volta, !!!, The Locust) into the Alpha Pup fold. In 2006, Daddy Kev executive produces albums for Subtitle, Daedelus, Scream Club and Acid Reign, all released on Alpha Pup. He also returns to the studio with Busdriver, mixing and recording tracks for RoadKillOvercoat, eventually released to worldwide acclaim on Epitaph in February 2007.

Reefer, a collaborative group with Islands frontman Nick Thorburn, is announced on the Alpha Pup website in April 2007. Currently, a flyer depicting coral reefs is displayed on Daddy Kev's MySpace page with the roman numerals for 2008 underneath.

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At 2:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know what happened to Alden Ginger? he was so good in the unicorns

At 8:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

he does solo stuff and plays with a guy named adam and does soundtracks to movies.

At 12:03 PM , Blogger mike said...

do you know if this is islands or reefer?


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