Critically-acclaimed music producer, Floyd the Locsmif, prepares to unleash his signature instrumentals worldwide as his first nationally-distributed commercial full-length album, DIVINE DEZIGNZ #1.2: RE-DISCOVERED hits stores October 25th on Locsmif's own imprint, In The Loop Recordings through High Wire Music. RE-DISCOVERED is the follow-up to Locsmif's 2004 digital release, Divine Dezignz #1: Discovery, which has been garnering national recognition from its remarkable success at iTunes and is currently featured on the new Motorola ROKR, the world's first mobile phone with iTunes, now available at all Cingular Wirless' outlets nationwide.
"I was always more intrigued by the sound and technicalities of Hip-Hop music, so inspired by it, I felt the connection had to be spiritual, hence the name Divine Dezignz," says Locsmif. "I started the Divine Dezignz series with #1: Discovery as a promotional tool for my production. The concept behind #1.2: RE-DISCOVERED, a modified reintroduction of #1: Discovery, was to put out instrumentals for those who felt that same appreciation for the art form of music production, whether it be used as the soundtrack for that long ride out of town or for those emcees that need a good instrumental template to sharpen their skills against."
RE-DISCOVERED includes two standout tracks with vocals - the first single, "Always Bless," which pairs Locsmif with John Robinson (a.k.a. Lil' Sci of Scienz of Life and Sol Uprising, and of the upcoming John Robinson/MF Doom project), and "Tru Luv" featuring K. Banger, 4IZE, and Stahrr - that make a head-bobbing transition from the soulful instrumentals into the classic hip-hop production that has become quite synonymous with Floyd the Locsmif. Rounding out the album are the re-mastered versions of heavily jazz-infused songs from the first Divine Dezignz, including "King," "Still Luv'Huh" (featured on the iTunes Street Official Mixtape Vol. 6), "C'Mere," "A Portrait For Linda," "Koolout Kafe," "Space n' Time" and "One For the Fam" (featured on the iTunes Street Official Mixtape Vol. 4), in addition to the newer tracks "Speechless" and "Suite 2207 (the Hideout)."
Based in Atlanta, GA, Floyd the Locsmif has been crafting beats for over 13 years, continually tweaking his sound and working with such notable artists as Cee-Lo, O.C., J-Live, and 4IZE. Back in 2003, Locsmif linked up with DJ Jamad (of The Aphilliates) and together they put out the double-disc Outskirts: The Unofficial Lost Outkast Remixes, consequently expanding Locsmif's fan base and laying the foundation for his widely-received Divine Dezignz series.
Still Luv Huh
Always Bless feat. John Robinson