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One Self - Be Your Own



One Self Be Your Own
One Self - Be Your Own
(12"/12"/CDS) Ninja Tune ZEN12162/ZEN12162B/ZENCDS162, 2005-05

DJ Vadim returns with a whole new project and, yes, it could be his best work yet. One Self is a group comprised of DJ Vadim, and MCs Blu Rum 13 (based in the U.S) and up-and-coming female MC Yarah Bravo. Together, unexpectedly, they make a kind of sparse, utterly contemporary soul music. 'Be Your Own' is the first single from forthcoming debut album 'Children Of Possibility' (out June 6th). Vadim hooks up a haunting, spare and rhythmically driving indo-arabic beat whilst Blu Rum and Yarah trade lines and twist their voices round one another's, creating something between a love song and a battle of the sexes - just about as subtle as hip-hop lyrics can get. Then there are the mixes...

One Self Be Your Own
One Self - Be Your Own
(12"/12"/CDS) Ninja Tune ZEN12162/ZEN12162B/ZENCDS162, 2005-05

CDS Tracklisting:
01 Be Your Own (Radio Edit)
02 Be Your Own (Amp Fiddler P Radio Edit)
03 Be Your Own (Vad Dub Mix)
04 be Your Own (Amp Fiddler's Bubz Mix)

12" ZEN12162 Tracklisting:
A1 Be Your Own (Original)
A2 Be Your Own (Vad Dub Mix)
B1 Be Your Own (Amp Fiddler P Remix)
B2 be Your Own (Acapella)

12" ZEN12162B Tracklisting:
A1 Be Your Own (Amp Fiddler's Bubz Mix)
A2 Be Your Own (Vad Dub Instrumental)
B1 Be Your Own (Amp Fiddler's Bubz Instrumental)
B2 Be Your Own (Amp Fiddler's P Instrumental)

Press Release :
DJ Vadim returns with a whole new project and, yes, it could be his best work yet. One Self is a group comprised of DJ Vadim, and MCs Blu Rum 13 (based in the U.S) and up-and-coming female MC Yarah Bravo. Together, unexpectedly, they make a kind of sparse, utterly contemporary soul music.

'Be Your Own' is the first single from forthcoming debut album 'Children Of Possibility' (out June 6th). Vadim hooks up a haunting, spare and rhythmically driving indo-arabic beat whilst Blu Rum and Yarah trade lines and twist their voices round one another's, creating something between a love song and a battle of the sexes - just about as subtle as hip-hop lyrics can get.

Then there are the mixes. First Vadim throws in a roots-drenched remix that takes re - recorded vocals and dubbed out drums to twist the original into a more tribal roll out... Next up the mighty Amp Fiddler comes through with two funk shufflers, making it very hard to choose a favourite. Whether you go for the smoothed out piano chill or the more P-Funkish synth squelch, you have to admire the sheer musicality and effortless style.

DJ Vadim has long been a well-known producer, effortlessly able to straddle the independent hip-hop scene and the more leftfield instrumental music scene. Swedish-Brazilian Yarah Bravo and American Blu Rum have been long-term collaborators, but this is the first time that Vadim has sat down with two equals and made a record as a group. The results are sensational, a revelation.

And this is just the first taste...
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LEXLuTHoR LEXLuTHoR ·  25 February 2006, 14:40

This release is ZEN 162 : www.ninjatune.net/ninja/r...

MafiaGato MafiaGato ·  28 February 2006, 08:05

you r right, mate :)
solved & obsessives thanks


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