Today Dominant Force heavyweight producer SPAED released his much-awaited debut full-length album entitled “ABOVE AND BEYOND”!
Featuring monolithic collaborations with underground mainstays Prof.Logik, TheNamesMillen, Kaligraph E, Jack Wilson, DJ Devdan & MR. OWL… this is raw and forward-thinking hip-hop at its very finest, direct from the OG master! Must be heard to be believed.
Name your price (including $0) and cop the download at: http://spaed.bandcamp.com/
As paradoxical as it sounds, artists might be the ultimate consumers: sponges on a reconnaissance mission to absorb what they will later wring into the bucket of their chosen craft – the resulting alchemy thus becoming the artist’s own creation. On “Consumers Become Producers”, Pittsburgh’s Mr. Owl has soaked up and seamlessly blended some of today’s most cutting-edge independent music into which poet/MC Jack Wilson regurgitates his own slop of socially-conscious wit and sharp hip-hop influenced wordplay to produce a groundbreaking mix of everything Owl and Wilson represent as creative consumers. Digest accordingly.
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DOWNLOAD LINK: Mr. Owl – ‘Consumers Become Producers’ Mixtape feat Jack Wilson
[MP3, 320kbps, 113MB]
DOWNLOAD LINK: Mr. Owl – ‘Consumers Become Producers’ Mixtape (Instrumental Version)
[MP3, 320kbps, 112MB]
‘Consumers Become Producers’ Lyric Scroll by Jack Wilson
[00:00] moffftech (japan) – insomnia
[02:36] prozak morris feat zeus (LA) – ILLegitimate
[03:48] sweet love beatz (rostov-on-don) – walk on by
[05:25] yahn looke picard (minneapolis) – the fawn
[06:48] insightful (SF/SD) – a strange soul
[08:43] malefique (moscow) – mind change
[10:08] beat maker beat (st petersburg) – fruit salad
[11:30] juj (LA/santa cruz) – interstellar rainbows
[12:23] prof.logik & ben jamin (SC/NZ) – freeze pop
[14:07] ben jamin & dailon (NZ/SF) – anythoughts
[14:33] ben jamin & yahn looke picard (NZ/mnpls) – seoul 85
[15:16] beat maker beat – shining
[17:01] beat maker beat – i’ll be rolling
[17:34] gungkst & dailon (denver/SF) – yerbal remedy
[18:42] ichiro_ (japan) – crawl
[20:24] insightful – 45 minutes
[21:57] prof.logik & professor panson (SC/san jose) – lost thoughts
[23:25] prof.logik & supfa (SC/minneapolis) – pass it round
[25:00] sir froderick (philly) – latenightthinkin’
[26:19] dailon – future paradise
[28:11] kingpin (pittsburgh/miami) – the future is now
[30:03] sweet love beatz – cat musiq
[31:17] samwise (brighton UK) – shhhhh-nippet (prof.logik remix)
[32:46] yahn looke picard – bluebirds
[33:20] beat maker beat feat versis – the need
[34:31] lightlike (london) – kilderkin
[35:27] malefique – ghosts
[37:03] handbook (york UK) – call anytime
[38:19] malefique – budda
[39:28] spaed & mr. owl (pittsburgh) – flava flav is always on time
[43:12] dam^beer (dom rep) – galaxy jeska
[44:07] malefique – time a come rewalk
[45:41] spaed (pittsburgh) – i nevva knew
[47:29] ta-ku (australia) – pagasa
PRAISE FOR “CONSUMERS BECOME PRODUCERS”:
“Now here is a real treat. A supreme mix from MR. OWL, he has gathered artists/producers from all over this planet to present us a truly amazing experience. Including beats by folks like MALEFIQUE, YAHN LOOKE PICKARD, PROF.LOGIK, HANDBOOK, and many many many more, this mix ups the ante by throwing the master of ceremonies, Jack Wilson, on some supreme spoken word trip that lasts nearly the greater length of this epic collection.”
-ChrisGFR @ Grappa Frisbee Records
“Although I often find myself frustrated and depressed by the barrage of bullshit that floods my Soundcloud inbox; however, sometimes, whilst wading through the anonymous links of producers longing for recognition, there is a moment of magic. And this Consumers Become Producers mixtape by Mr. Owl (of Dominant Force) and Jack Wilson is one of the more inventive concepts (and uses for Soundcloud), I’ve heard in a while. Essentially, Mr. Owl spent tireless hours canvassing Soundcloud for various beats, compiled a mixtape of his favorite finds… and enlisted MC/poet, Jack Wilson, to rhyme over them all with the overarching theme of the musical consumer creating something new out of these Soundcloud treasures. … This is a brilliant concept that is well executed. Tell your friends.”
-JERKSTORE @ Sick Chirpse
“I just got round to checking out Mr. Owl & Jack Wilson’s “Consumers Become Producers” mix which I am sharing with you here right now. This one features just over 47 minutes of music courtesy of a bunch of great up and coming producers including Prof.Logik, Ben Jamin, Malefique, Handbook and many more! On top of that, you have Jack Wilson blessing the beats with his vocals. … Be on the lookout for another project from Mr. Owl/Collective Resonance soon”
-minipimp @ Collective Resonance
“Hip-Hop in my opinion though I love it remains a genre that could benefit from experimentation and new ideas. Recently I had the pleasure of linking up with a Pittsburgh MC by the name of Jack Wilson. Due to a mutual respect for each others craft we he it off immediately. Soon after I was blessed with the opportunity to be featured on a track with him. The tracks production was not conventional to say the least. MR. Owl an abstract beat maker and Pittsburgh native laced it with a style that set it apart from anything I had ever conceived could be a hip hop track but nonetheless the blend was magical. Just recently both Jack and the Owl himself teamed up and created the project for which the cover is shown. Sparatic in nature this entire project maintains a mind-bending scheme that is somehow intoxicating. Edgy syllable placement and an other worldly sound seen to expand to spark a metaphor that could not be put into words. With that said I suggest you click the link and spark the auditory senses.”
-Avant-Garde @ Endless Euphony
“Mr. Owl always deliver hot mixes, this one is none other than genius. Give it a listen people!”
-Pierre Michel @ PMD
DOMINANT FORCE and STEAL CITY present:
CONDENSATION! Summer Dance Party
$8 ALL YOU CAN DRINK til 4AM
at STEAL CITY, 5125 Penn Ave in Garfield
412, you know what it is! A SUMMER PARTY FOR THE SAKE OF SWEAT, and don’t forget about our OPEN BAR! We are gettin down til the wee hours of the morning, so if you can’t make it at ten, make it your afterparty!
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191889697535152
Featuring DJs & LIVE performances by:
SPAED (DJ/producer, Dominant Force, Pittsburgh)
MR. OWL (DJ/producer, Dominant Force, Pittsburgh)
LOW SPACE (DJ/producer, Pittsburgh)
This Saturday March 19th join Dominant Force in inaugurating the Rock Room in Polish Hill with the first instance of “ROOM 2 RHYME” hip-hop party!
Our special guest is Pittsburgh/Baltimore’s own JACK WILSON, coming through with not one but two fresh sets of original music featuring the heralded production talents of DJ SPAED, MR. OWL and others! SPAED & OWL will rip up the turntables all night long including during Jack’s performances. Also performing is local rap act 7718.
EDIT: Thanks to Gene Stovall for coming through and rocking a freestyle set with OWL! Good lookin out homie!
Only $5, plus you KNOW the Rock Room has some of the lowest drink prices in the Burgh so come on down, get sloppy, and soak up the realness!
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/106076272805982/
As a preview to the show, check out some of the tracks we have put out with Jack recently, for free download or stream:
Jack Wilson & Mr Owl pair up on this single to bring you an eerie otherworldly beat matched with Jack’s head-scratching rapid-fire verbals.
DOWNLOAD LINK: Jack Wilson & Mr. Owl – Remember When We’re About To (Single)
[MP3, 192kbps, 2.5MB]
Also available on either Jack Wilson or Mr. Owl’s Bandcamp sites:
If you are only going to listen to 15 minutes of new music all year, this is the EP. Five underground hip-hop bangers with a new level of the classic Spaed sound and Jack Wilson’s unrelenting delivery on overdrive. This album is a modern hip-hop masterpiece, and the latest addition to both artists’ prolific catalogs. Free download for a limited time!
“Steel City MC Jack Wilson is back with the brief mixtape/EP Fame, enlisting Pittsburgh turntablist DJ Spaed to produce a challenging, dynamic collection of beats. ”P & LE” possesses the most shadowy, sinister beat of them all, coiling like cool smoke underneath Wilson’s tongue-twisting rhymes. This is pure mix tape nirvana: no hook, no pauses, just some muscular, spartan production and an MC who refuses to take a breath.”
-Speed of the Pittsburgh Sound, 2010-7-28
FREE DOWNLOAD AT: http://jackwilsonmc.bandcamp.com/album/fame-ep
Jack Wilson is fully Dominant Force family, as one of our favorite emcee/poets and a good homie as well. He released this mixtape last year and is offering it for free download.
There are productions by DJ Spaed, Omar Abdul, Super Furry Animals and Air France among many others… not the least of which is the infamous “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!” single!
FREE DOWNLOAD AT: http://jackwilsonmc.bandcamp.com/album/take-the-fire-from-my-hand