DJ Booker x MC Yinka - Night Lights
Label: Mind The Wax
Catalogue #: MTW005
Genre: Hip-Hop / Funk
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital - *orange vinyl*
Release Date: 30th April 2021
How would Roc Marciano and MF Doom sound if they were born in Athens to immigrant parents?
MC Yinka & DJ Booker provide an answer by teaming up to bring us their first LP “Night Lights”.
MC Yinka finds inspiration in blighted areas, urban struggles and multicultural subcultures. With a unique and characteristic voice, he touches on various social and spiritual matters and concerns.
Night Lights is fully produced by DJ Booker who surprises with his sample selection and the overall approach on the production. He balances between trippy and minimal sounds with dark and abstract samples. The beats vary from broken to “J Dilla – inspired” rhythms to discreet patterns that trigger the imagination and the expectations of the audience.
Not to mention the scratching skills of DJ Booker which spice up the music production and established him as one of the best scratch DJs in Europe according to British magazine “Undercover Hip-Hop”.
The album features one of the most “conscious” MCs, Mr. Lif, well known for his collaboration with the Thievery Corporation, and the hip-hop street performers Twinsanity who call our attention to the raw reality from Athens to Boston.
Night Lights will be released on vinyl by the label Mind The Wax in February 26th, 2021 and includes 10 tracks.
02. Representing Rats
03. Stretch feat. Mr. Lif
04. Night Lights
05. Era Of Libra
06. Athens Shitty feat. Twinsanity
07. Dope Zone
08. New Genesis
09. Never In This World
ΜC Yinka was born and raised in Athens, bringing with him his Nigerian roots and their big music tradition. Fully devoted to music since ‘98, he always represents his vibes with originality and style. Whether it’s a Hip-Hop, Drum & Bass, Funk or a Reggae beat, his flow is unique and MC Yinka demonstrates his skills and abilities to adjust to it. Currently he performs with his group Fuzics and he is a member of the World Pop band Imam Baildi.
An experienced performer on stage with countless appearances in concerts and festivals, MC Yinka has also supported at live events internationally-known artists such as Method Man, GZA, Orishas, Delinquent Habits, Thievery Corporation, The Skatalites and others.
DJ Booker managed to distinguish himself in the DJ scene starting in early 2000 by placing 3rd and 4th in the DMC Greece competitions. He has been the DJ of the Hip-Hop group Active Member for 4 years, and has been making his own music over that period. Furthermore, DJ Booker is also the founder of the digital label “Breathe Records,” releasing Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Glitch-Hop. DJ Booker has collaborated with many musicians including Cayetano, Fulleffekt team and Social Waste, and he has shared the stage with legends such as DJ Krush, DJ Q-Bert, Non Phixion, Psycho Realm, Dilated Peoples, Jedi Mind Tricks, Bonobo, DJ Vadim and many others.
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