Seattle's critically acclaimed DJ crew takes the next step in the rise of stateside broken beat production with the creation of their SunTzu Sound label. This first release is a split 12" featuring original tunes from SunTzu Sound members Dr J and AC Lewis.
Dr J's 1LUV project offers up a true future soul anthem for fans of 4Hero, Agent K and Jazzanova. 'Black Daylight' features production and backing vocals from globetrotting MC Capitol A. Vancouver's Jzabel sings over a chunky, broken rhythm and soulful keys while leading us through the song's uplifting second half. 1LUV's debut album will be released next spring on Jazzanova's Sonar Kollektiv label.
Founding member of SunTzu Sound, AC Lewis, aims straight for the dancefloor and drops 'Tickles', a broken beat-dancehall-pop bombshell featuring Vancouver based MC Ndidi Cascade. Fans of Seiji, Switch, and Scruff will be feeling the neck-snapping beat and rude bassline, while Ndidi Cascade's Missy-inspired flow guarantees crossover success. An instrumental version is included for the more creative DJ.
1LUV - Black Daylight
AC Lewis ft. Ndidi Cascade - Tickles (Vocal Mix)
AC Lewis ft. Ndidi Cascade - Tickles (Instrumental Mix)
"Hot stuff! Solid" — Karl Injex (Rude Movements, NYC)
"'Black Daylight' is strongly reminiscent of some of Roy Ayers' tracks." — Brian Jackson (Band leader and keyboardist for Gil Scott Heron)
"Tickles is a banger for sure!" — DJ Santo (Transistor Lounge)
"I like the black daylight tune..quality sparse wriggler with a twist at the end" — Mr Scruff