MdCL releases this bandcamp exclusive EP leading up to the new full length album 'Renegades' coming Summer 2011.
"@mashibeats presents his new EP: serious tings as usual...#genius" - James Poyser (Badu/D'angelo/The Roots)
Featuring vocal contributions from Bembe Segue, Sharlene Hector, nia andrews, Tawiah and Ovasoul7 as well as musical collaborators from London, Peru, Atlanta and LA.
Kicking off with a cover of Gene Harris' 'Koko + Lee Roe' (featuring an all star trans-Atlantic supporting cast) the EP
segues courtesy of Bembe into the afro-dancefloor bounce of 'Dreams' also featuring guest percussionists from Peru's Nova Lima. 'What It Is' is one of the EP's two instrumental cuts taking the dancefloor from a soulful house-tempo bounce into a downtempo head nod. The UK's Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx) vocals MdCL's flip of Charles Earland's 'Leaving this Planet' - taking the EP to its closing track, 'Eight' - some otherwordly twisted breakbeat excursion - mixdown with sonic flavor courtesy of 2000Black's Dego.
"Leaving This Planet is one of those inspiring and beautiful EPs I've heard in ages. The production and vocals are rich and rewarding. This is a high point in MdCL's already shining career. Out to the vocalists -- y'all sounding stellar too!" - DJ Tomas (Friday Night Session/Umoja/XLR8R/SF)
"this ep is crazy!!!! Koko and Eight are my faves… so dope!!!" - Isoul8 (Archive/Italy)
"yesssssssssssssss. dopesque maestro" - Alex Attias/Mustang (Switzerland)
"an absolutely quality release! Great performances" - Favouritizm (UK)
"Once again MdCL ticks all the boxes, innovation, soulfulness,quality. Five great tracks, but the title track, an awesome rework of Charles Earland's classic with a lovely vocal from Sharlene Hector, and a new version of The Politik's "Dreams" with the ever brilliant Bembé Segué, steal the show!" - Patrick Forge (UK)
"Where exactly is this directed? We believe somewhere further then our Spiral Arm? Maybe beyond the eighth Galaxy From our current solar orbit ? Leaving This Planet EP will satisfy all who dance for the launch - Significant steps for Mankind - MdCL goes Galactic..." - Lazer Cru (UK)
"Always keeping it fresh & funky! Really digging "What It Is" and "Dreams" - Kudos man!" - Anthony Valadez (KCRW/LA)
Check MdCL's blog for a track-by-track breakdown of the EP: http://mashibeats.blogspot.com