This is the official leak track for Matt Schwartz‘s album UPPERSdowners coming 9.3. on Five30 Music. The album is produced entirely by myself, and shows the growth Matt has shown in his songwriting. Check out “Pink Lighters & Red Cups” below:
So begins Five30 Music‘s fourth quarter onslaught of music. First up, is Matt Schwartz. I’ve been working closely with Matt for over a year now. UPPERSdowners is an album we’ve constructed over that time with myself being at the helm for the production.
I’ve been referring to Matt Schwartz as the “Indy Rap Young Jeezy.” He has such an honest, and candid approach to his music. Sometimes the best way to tell someone “I love you” is to actually say the words, and stop beating around the bush. He does just that. There’s a lot to appreciate in humility, and Matt Schwartz isn’t lacking any; especially regarding his personal relationships and how they find their way into his music.
We’ve been really excited to share UPPERSdowners, and Five30 Music will finally be able to do so on September 3rd. The production on UPPERSdowners is some of my favorite to date, and is the exact style of tracks I love to make. Some of the samples on the album were actually brought to me by Matt Schwartz himself. A task that is normally daunting, and non-inspiring as I think some people choose bad samples to turn into their own originals. Matt doesn’t have this problem considering we have very similar musical tastes, and background.
Matt Schwartz writes songs that I like to listen to, flat out. I’m truly a fan of this man’s work. A lot of people are going to be surprised with the direction we went with UPPERSdowners, but I couldn’t be more happy with it. The music is dark. The themes are hopeful. If you’re a fan of either of our music, this should be right up your alley.
I’ve almost taken Matt on as a little brother type. He’s pretty much just like me as a person, not to mention his music is very similar to mine. He has a great style, delivery, and voice. Most importantly, Matt Schwartz knows how to construct songs that are relate able, and heart felt. His lyrics aren’t the most metaphorical and thought provoking, but they’re also not pretentious; which might be one of his biggest strengths. If UPPERSdowners is one thing, it is direct. Matt‘s great ear for production really helps guide this album. through.
Five30 Music is going to release a leak to UPPERSdowners this Friday, in support of Matt Schwartz‘s upcoming performance at the Detroit Pub the same night. Come down town and check out a preview of Matt‘s new material.
This Friday, August 9th, super producer Eddie Logix is bringing his newest release, EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI to life, and brought the cast of the album along with him. As the flyer states, this will be “an evening of rare enchantment.”
Eddie Logix of the infamous #CoOwnaz released his latest work, EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI at the top of the month. This album is arguably his best release to date. Using inspiration from Swedish singer/songwriter, Lykke Li, this project came together from Logix flipping elements of her art into his own production, and bringing his musical family along for the ride.
Five30 Music appears on EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI on two seperate songs. Benjamin Miles shares a song with Mister of Passalacqua entitled “In the Meantime” , while Charlie Beans and S.Kaiser are featured on “Left of Center,” respectively. “In the Meantime” is my favorite song on the album, and is one of my top five favorite beats I’ve ever heard from Eddie Logix. I really love the vibe of this track, and how great it makes me feel when I listen to it.
“Left of Center” was given to me by EL and he wanted S.Kaiser to do a verse on it. I remember asking Logix what he was looking for out of the song. His basic reply was, “classic Beans, and sing the hook, too.” No problem, buddy. I was really excited to bring S.Kaiser along on this one, as he’s one of the most underrated artists in the city. This track was bound to get him SOME shine.
We were very excited to be asked to be a part of this project quite some time ago, not knowing it was going to become such a great album, and a level jump for Eddie Logix in his growth as a producer, as well as his lesser known emcee abilities; although he’s been in Midcoast Most for two albums, and released an album with D.Allie as Progress Report.
Eddie Logix has been rapping for as long as I’ve known him, (over 10 years), and some people really slight him on how great of an artist he is when he decides to lay vocals to anything. In all honesty, EL raps better than most people he provides production to. His songs, “Jack Rabbit” and “We Can Go” show Logix can hold his own on the solo tip; while legendary group, Midcoast Most reunites on “Nine Lives.” The trio’s track is high energy, and shows the versatility of EL as an artist, and producer.
#CoOwnaz mainstay Doc Waffles appears on two seperate tracks. “Painting of Cats,“ which is the first video off EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI, shows the avant garde approach Waffles gives to almost everything. Here is the trailer for the video:
Doc Waffles’ “Phone Numbers of Firsts” is a great song describing first loves. Featuring vocalist Laura Finlay, the song is conceptualized perfectly, and is relatively straight forward; a unique approach for Doc Waffles as he’s more of a “marinara sauce on a chocolate chip cookie” type; also known as an “out of the box” thinker.
SelfSays rounds out the cast of EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI in one of my favorite songs he’s done in quite some time. “Blow This Joint” is an incredible production of Eddie Logix, while SelfSays gives an energetic and thought provoking performance lyrically.
Take the time out to listen to EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI. It’s an amazing album that myself, and the rest of the artists who participated are very proud of. Eddie Logix is an amazing artist/producer, and orchestrated a phenominal project using key players, all by himself. We are truly seeing a legend in the making.
See you this Friday, at Trinosophes in the Eastern Market sector of Downtown Detroit. #CoOwnaz
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While Of Mice & Musicians have been working on their next album, they have been getting booked on more high profile events. This Friday, OMAM will be opening for The Flobots @ The Magic Bag in Ferndale. To those unaware of who The Flobots are, they had a huge hit with the song “Handle Bars” a couple years back. Check out this awesome promotional video the guys in OMAM did for this upcoming show.
Also, here is OMAM‘ latest work Bottles & Bones which came out last April on Five30 Music.
For all the latest news, stay tuned to Five30Music.com as we’ve been doing more frequent updating.. The last half of 2013 is looking to be quite busy with a handful of releases from your favorite Five30 Music artists.
LOOK FORWARD TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OVER AT FIVE30 MUSIC UPDATING THE WEBSITE MORE FREQUENTLY WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT THING; NEW MUSIC! SINGLES WILL BE COMING REGULARLY FROM ALL OF THE FIVE30 MUSIC ARTISTS WHILE RELEASES ARE BEING FINISHED.
Prod. & Mastered by @Eddie Logix
Artwork by @Mattsquatch_ (Matt Schwartz)
Tony and I have been recording music for well over a decade. Some people are under the impression that A.M. no longer exists. That is impossible considering we’re best of friends and would never let music break our bond.
With that being said, we’ve both decided to focus our energies more on our own solo efforts. We are still heavily involved in each other’s work, but more in the background. After four albums, touring, and constant recording as a duo, we felt as though we both deserved to work on our projects, respectively.
“Melt Down” is a song that we wrote for an upcoming Five30 Music compilation that has since been idle. We really wanted to work with our good friend, and legendary producer Eddie Logix again of #CoOwnaz, and he served us up a great beat.
We thought it’d be perfect to get our homey Far Out from STL to close out the song. He is on the Indyground Entertainment label that I’ve worked with for a couple years now. It’s great to build with true artists who envision music the same way as you do.
A.M. has some new material that has been recorded. Although some of the songs have to be re-worked, most are rip, roaring, and ready for your ear drums. Look forward to Five30 Music releasing more Abrasive Method music, as well as dropping more singles to wet your beak as we line up our upcoming EP’s, and full lengths.
Our release schedule for Five30 Music coming soon:
MATT SCHWARTZ x Charlie Beans #UPPERSdowners (SUMMER)
Charlie Beans #HowDareYou (FALL)
Benjamin Miles UNTITLED EP (FALL)
Of Mice & Musicians UNTITLED ALBUM (TB)
S.Kaiser #Departure (TBD)
Tony Franks #Project Phoenix (TBD)
As these releases get wrapped up, expect definitive release dates soon. More video and fresh music to be released sooner than you think.
@Five30Music @CharlieBeansAM @CaptainStugot @DetroitRobbie @EddieDublin @EddieLogix @OMiceNMusicians @Mattsquatch_ @Mynameismadio
Here’s a basic update on what we’ve been working on over here at Five30 Music.
Please check out the Soundcloud link below to download my new single “Fantasy” featuring Steddy P. X DJ Mahf. I wanted to put out something new as a precursor to the show this Saturday, and thought my collaboration with Missouri’s finest seemed perfect. Check out www.indyground.com if you’re not familiar with the great things these guys are doing in the Show Me State. The song is produced by Soleternity, who’s done work with a lot of notable acts. He most recently produced “Technicians” off Tech N9ne’s “All 6s & 7s” album. Please share, download, comment, and enjoy!
Don’t forget, this Saturday:
Here’s the promo video for my show this upcoming Saturday at the Berkley Front. WSGs Steddy P., Pony Boy & Eddie Logix, and Crom Royale. Sounds by Grade A. Check the video below.
Stay tuned to Five30Music.com for a brand new song by yours truly entitled “Fantasy” featuring Steddy P. X DJ Mahf, produced by Soleternity, who’s produced for the likes of Tech N9ne, Joe Budden, Krizz Kaliko, and others.
It’s true. I’ll be performing my first solo set ever Saturday, June 30 @ The Berkley Front backed by a live DJ, and my good friend, Paulie aka Grade A. The night will be hosted by none other than Five30 Music’s Tony Franks.
This is a big deal for me. A lot of people know that I’m 1/2 of Abrasive Method with Tony Franks. Some know I make beats. Some think I’ve stopped rapping, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Some people think I only facilitate projects now. I guess I do a little of everything.
I’ve been working on my own album for a little over a year, in between releases projects for Five30 Music, as well as producing tracks for Five30, SKRAPZ, Miz Korona, Tenacity, Moe Dirdee, Progress Report, Farout, AJAX, Mathias, MC Tay, and many more.
The point being, I’ve been recording my album behind close doors so to speak, but am ready to unveil some music LIVE to everyone. My album is called How Dare You and we’re planning to release it this Fall. I’m really anxious to hear what people think of my solo material as it’s a slight departure from A.M. material, and happy to get out and do some things on my own.
My good friend Steddy P. from Indyground Entertainment out of Kansas City, Missouri will be playing music off his recently released album Better Make Room. This is a sample free endeavor with producer Matthew Sawicki and DJ Mahf. Steddy P. is an amazing artist, and definition of independent. Check him out at www.steddyp.bandcamp.com and his millions of videos at www.indyground.com
Pony Boy & Eddie Logix are working on their debut release for Paradime’s BEATS AT WILL label. His album, Blood, Sweat, & Beers is produced entirely by super producer Eddie Logix. While Pony Boy has been opening for such notables as Royce 5’9″, Mystikal, Three 3 Mafia, and Trick Trick, Eddie Logix has been producing tracks for Danny Brown, Metasyons, Doc Waffles, Warren Peace, Midcoast Most, Progress Report, Guilty Simpson, and Mobil. Not to mention releasing an album on Five30 Music with Of Mice and Musicians’ Benjamin Miles entitled Play It Forward. This all happened in this year alone. These guys are building great buzz for their upcoming release. Check out Pony Boy’s latest mixtape, Black Eyes N Hickeys here: http://soundcloud.com/ponyboy313/sets/pony-boy-blackeyes-n-hickeys and Eddie Logix www.eddielogix.bandcamp.com
Relatively new in the grand scheme of Detroit hip hop is Crom Royale. I first saw a video for his song “Dark Minded” and was instantly intrigued. A couple of videos later, and I had to see him perform. S.Kaiser and I went to check him out at The Pike Room and were floored. Recently releasing a basement album entitled “Demo” Crom Royale has been gaining lots of blog love. You can download his Hi Hill Recordings debut here www.hihillrecordings.com/album/crom-royale-demo-2012
This is going to be a classic show, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone come out and support. Keep checking into Five30Music.com in the following weeks as there will additional viral, including a brand new song released from yours truly. Thanks for checking in as always. See you June 30th.