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MP3: Apollo Brown - "Streets Won't Let Me Chill Remix"
Apollo Brown Celebrates New Album With New MP3 Leak, Fat Beats In-Store
To celebrate the release of his new album, The Reset, which drops today, Apollo Brown is excited to give fans another treat from the album, this time the "Streets Won't Let Me Chill Remix." For the track, Apollo Brown remixed Diamond District's "Streets Won't Let Me Chill," originally produced by Oddisee and featured on the group's debut In The Ruff, and provides a darker perspective on the song when compared to the original's brass-lined soul beat. The James Brown drum break, which Apollo uses along with an eerie guitar riff, creatively compliments vocals from Oddisee, yU, and X.O. "I wanted the remix to have the same gritty feel to it. The original is drum heavy to me so I wanted to keep that going with a classic drum break. You can't go wrong with 'funky drummer'", says Apollo. "I picked something that I know I could have done a lot of justice to. The lyrics on that song are ill as hell."
Apollo Brown's The Reset is now available via Mello Music Group.
In further celebration of today's release, Apollo Brown is inviting all of his fans out tonight for a special meet-and-greet in-store at the legendary Fat Beats New York. Joining Apollo Brown at the in-store will be Hasaan Mackey. Come out, grab a CD, get it signed, and chop it up with Apollo and Hasaan tonight from 7pm - 9pm EST.
Check out "Streets Won't Let Me Chill Remix" feat. Diamond District here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Apollo_Brown-Streets_Wont_Let_Me_Chill_Feat_Diamond_District.mp3 .
Buy link for The Reset: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-reset/id368331791 .
Buy link for "Real Detroit" feat. The Left: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/real-detroit-single/id367915173 .
Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown's early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes - Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon - from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work - work he had dedicated his life to - in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, will be released May 25, 2010 via Mello Music Group.
About Mello Music Group:
Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, UPS, and YU in 2010. http://www.myspace.com/mellomusicgroup .
"Streets Won't Let Me Chill Remix" feat. Diamond District: http://media.audibletreats.com/Apollo_Brown-Streets_Wont_Let_Me_Chill_Feat_Diamond_District.mp3 .
"Brainwash Remix" feat. yU, Grap Luva & Finale: http://media.audibletreats.com/Apollo_Brown-Brainwash_Remix.mp3 .
Apollo Brown - Skilled Trade: http://www.usershare.net/fuvndby4cxmu .
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/apollo_brown .
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/apollobrown .
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