*FRESH ROASTED* Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) pt. 4 of 4
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(CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) pt. 4 of 4
Videos directed by Mark Pallman
Mixtape available on Apple Music June 29th 2018
Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven traveled to London in October of 2017 to record material for a new album (which has since been titled "Universal Beings" & will come out on International Anthem in Fall of 2018). Over the course of 3 days in London, Makaya connected with first time collaborators (Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Soweto Kinch, Ashley Henry, Daniel Casimir and Kamaal Williams), and in addition to the Universal Beings studio sessions, did 2 improvised performances as part of a 2-night showcase called CHICAGOxLONDON presented by International Anthem & EZH Mag at legendary UK Jazz hub Total Refreshment Centre (TRC).
The following Sunday afternoon five producers (LeFtO, Ben LaMar Gay, Quiet Dawn, Earl Jeffers & Don Leisure of the Darkhouse Family) were invited to TRC to participate in an event called Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making & Battle, where they did live remixes of the recordings from Makaya & co’s CHICAGOxLONDON performances. In the subsequent months, remixes by Emma-Jean Thackray and Lexus Blondin were added to the pool, at which point Makaya took all the remixes and the raw live recordings from TRC back to his home studio in Chicago, chopped everything up and re-composed the music into two continuous side suites for this CHICAGOxLONDON mixtape.
Listen on Apple Music:
IARC0020 Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)
Makaya McCraven - drums, Soweto Kinch - saxophone, vocals, Theon Cross - tuba, Joe Armon-Jones - keys, Nubya Garcia - saxophone, Kamaal Williams - keys
Remixes produced by...
LeFtO, Don Leisure & Earl Jeffers (Darkhouse Family), Ben LaMar Gay, Emma-Jean Thackray, Quiet Dawn, Lexus Blondin, Makaya McCraven
Mixtape Produced by Makaya McCraven
Recorded & Mixed by Dave Vettraino & David Allen
Mastered by David Allen
Cover Photo by Fabrice Bourgelle
Cover Design by Raimund Wong
Associate Production by Alejandro Ayala, Tina Edwards & Lexus Blondin
Executive Production by Scott McNiece