French producer “Azaia” , he is one of my favorite hardcore hip hop producer. Checking his every production since his joint “On My Side”. Here is the new album “Re-Animations” and featuring Dirt Platoon, John Robinson, Fel Sweetenberg, Wildelux, Skanks (of Bankai Fam), Nine, Reks, Ecorce, Finale, The Federation, Kaimbr, Phase One, Street Smartz and Blu.
In the laboratory, a ceiling of a hallway full of neon’s lines, many great samplers machines on walls, the lights reflects on a bed, with a dead body layin’ on, plugged by RCA cables to a Roger Lynn/Akai MPC 60. The patient presented several symptoms: eardrums burst, brain damaged, blurred vision, audio coma caused by exposure to bad frequencies.
Like a hip hop version of Dr. Frankenstein, Azaia operates the brain directly, set the heart’s BPM up and push the machine’s triggers frantically to get several spasms, the Re-Animation begins….
“Re-Animations” is the debut album of AZAIA, a real “solo producer album”, as Pete Rock “Soul Survivor” or DJ Spinna “Sonic Smash”. This LP brings a modern approach to the 90′;s Boom Bap by refusing to reproduce it.
Lyrics are provided by several generations of the US underground like Reks, Nine, Street Smartz, John Robinson, Skanks (of Bankai Fam), Wildelux, Dirt Platoon, Kaimbr, Phase one, Blu, and also from South Africa with group The Federation….
Special shout out this awesome cover art work! Grab the physical copy to support him!