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MP3: Grey Matter "Cause and Effect"
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 5:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Domination Recordings:

MP3: Grey Matter "Cause and Effect"

Now available for free download is the new single "Cause and Effect" from Grey Matter taken from their self-titled debut album out now on Domination Recordings.

Free Download: Cause and Effect http://dominationrec.bandcamp.com/track/cause-and-effect .

About Grey Matter:

Grey Matter consists of Illustrate and TEMPERMENTAL. One MC and one Producer. It's a formula that allows each member to showcase their individual craft and allows their music to have a consistent vibe. The group formed in 2001 in Orlando (Ozone), Florida and soon after they released their first single on vinyl "No Question b/c The Problem". It achieved regular rotation on college radio and was picked up by "Music Choice" for the cable TV hip-hop channel. In 2007, they completed a 40 city US tour with the very talented Solillaquists of Sound. They are currently working on music and performing. Outside of music both TEMP and Illa teach audio engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando.

Illustrate was born and raised in Central Florida and has been listening to hip hop since he was 8 years old. Influenced by early to mid 90's hip hop he started rapping when he was 14. Moving to Orlando when he was 21 to go to school he was given the job of Producer for an underground radio stations afternoon show. There he met most of the people involved in the local music scene. After earning the respect from the MC's in the city and re-connecting with TEMP (who first produced for illustrate when he was 17) while at school they formed Grey Matter in '01. Crediting everyone from every different genre within hip hop as his inspiration, he tries to give to people what he gets out of music.

TEMPERMENTAL has been making beats since 1991. He lives in the crates and literally has thousands of records in his studio. He was born in Central Florida and due to the south's lack of hip-hop, grew up listening to a combination of New York hip-hop (LL, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD etc) and Electro - Funk (Africa Bambataa, Planet Patrol, Egyptian Lover etc). He started making beats at the age of 13 by creating pause tapes (using a dual cassette deck to record parts of the beat from one cassette to another). At the age of 15 he bought his first drum machine and sampler (a Yamaha RY-30 and a Peavy SP). In 1995 he upgraded and bought an MPC 3000. Getting the MPC changed the method and focus of his beats and allowed him to take his production to the next level. Currently he makes beats with a combination of an MPC 1000, Acid Pro, Reason, etc etc. TEMP has been influenced by the same producers that most producers list (Premo, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, etc) but also allows himself to be influenced by artists outside of hip-hop. TEMP believes that you have to sometimes get inspiration outside of the genre in order to bring something new to the table.



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