West Coast emcee Trek Life is treating his fans to the instrumentals from his latest LP Everything Changed Nothing, a project produced entirely by the acclaimed and stylistically diverse producer Oddisee.
Everything Changed Nothing offers fans a wide range of tracks to create their own remixes and mash-ups or just to throw on the playlist and vibe out. From smooth and pensive vinyl samples to gritty electronic swing, Oddisee consistently shows off his spanning range and production skills throughout. "Producing Trek's album allowed me to explore the sounds of another city," says Oddisee of the album's musical diversity. "I really got a chance to show my versatility." Tracks like "Wow" show off Oddisee's soulful side, while minimal electronic tracks like "Still Never Rains" show off his ability to create gritty tracks with similar ease.
Trek Life has worked with several known artists from Bishop Lamont to Kev Brown and rocked over production from DJ Khalil, DJ Babu, Evidence, Oddisee and many more. With a growing global fan-base that has resulted from consistently touring the United States, the UK, and Europe, Trek Life has released 2 projects in 2010 with J.Bizness (Rhymes Within Reason EP) and Oddisee (Everything Changed Nothing), and is preparing his upcoming project with Babu (Fire Outside), all through Mello Music Group. Paired with each of these albums, there will be a Digital 12", featuring clean, dirty, and instrumental versions of each album's lead single for free download. Trek Life is well known for his energetic delivery, straight-forward lyrics, and engaging live shows.
Canadian record label Wandering Worx Music announced today the addition of Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Planet Asia to its growing roster. The announcement comes shortly before the release of his first single on the label – ‘Classical Music’, featuring Rasps Kass, Torae and label-mate Jasiri X – scheduled to drop on his Bandcamp page this Friday, November 19th.
The California rapper’s first album on the Wandering Worx label, titled ‘Black Belt Theatre’, is set for release in early 2011 and will feature big names in hip hop like Talib Kweli, Raekwon of Wu-Tang, Paul Wall, and Evidence and DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples.
Planet Asia has already built a name for himself in hip-hop, proven by his Grammy nomination in 2002 for the hit single ‘W’. After releasing ‘How the West Was Won’ with Rasco under the group name Cali Agents, Planet Asia was named First Round Draft Pick by The Source, with the record receiving Independent Album of the Year accolades from the magazine. His solo debut ‘The Grand Opening’ released in 2004, garnered the same honor.
“We’re ecstatic to welcome such a hard working artist to the family,” says Rodney Davidson, Wandering Worx co-founder. “Planet Asia has been catching critical attention since the late ‘90s, and we’re confident he’ll continue to make waves with us and help make this label a hip hop force to reckon with.”
Based in Vancouver, BC, Wandering Worx Music launched in October 2010 as the official record label of Wandering Worx Entertainment. The label’s debut release, Rel!g!on’s ‘Revelationz 1’, has already garnered critical acclaim, with the record’s first single ‘Lucid’, featuring Moka Only and E.D.G.E, in rotation on Much Music. The label is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.