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Back to the Lab Book

 

Raph boogie’s back with another, 214 page full colour documentation of production nerds in their labs. 

Independent producers and DJs have been busy creating world class music in bedrooms, kitchens and garages for years. Meanwhile, photographer Raph Rashid has traveled the globe, gaining access to these inner sanctums, one by one. The tremendous variety of set-ups and layouts used by in-home producers is artfully documented in the pages of Back to the Lab. Intimate photos of the creators amongst their instruments, gear, record collections and ephemera offer unprecedented access. Notes about the producers, their environment and “essential” releases round out this love-letter to the underground.  

Featured artists include..

Alchemist, Ant , Babu, Dabrye, Diamond D, El-P, Flying Lotus, Dj Format, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Harry Love, Jale One , Jazzy Jeff, Joe Buhdha, Juco, Juliano, Just Blaze, Kenny Dope, Khalil, Lord Finesse, Mitsu the Beats, Oddisee, Oh No, Plutonic Lab, Rhettmatic, Sa Ra, Vadim, Waajeed & Young RJ. 

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Evidence – Throw It All Away

The wave continues with a new video released today by LA’s dilated rainmaker Evidence. ‘Throw It All Away’ sounds like EV has been experiencing some gloomy weather of his own. He goes in with that signature slow flow style delivering a tale of taming the cyclone within. Alchemist provides the backdrop with a classic synthetic drum break and a mind bending string sample loop. No news on a new solo album at this stage, it’s been a minute between storms since Cats and Dogs in 2011.

Diamond D – It’s Magic ft. Alchemist & Evidence

I’m pretty sure that when Ev and Al run out of ideas for video clips they simply take a camera down to the Venice Beach Boardwalk and film themselves doing not a whole lot, y’know, like just laying down and shit.

I somehow missed this late last year, taken from Diamond’s Diam Piece album. Evidence and Alchemist are without a doubt two of my favorite people making music right now… And you know Diamond D already been that!