Thursday, February 14, 2013
DJ DAY - LAND OF 1000 CHANCES
Its been a while since we heard from Dj Day. His seminal 2008 release "The Day Before" was a big influence on me and a record I have happily kept in my bag since. Upon listening to "Land of 1000 chances" I can honestly say it is some of day's more experimental work. Jazz, instrumental rock and hip hop all get touched in this release.
executively produced by "Thes One" of "People under the stairs" fame and featuring some top notch muso's such as "Kat 010" from "Crown city Rockers", Land of 1000 chances is an honest and beautiful release. Despite the personal demons Day had to fight see below.
The idea for all of this was to go back to my roots and encapsulate the last few years of what was going on in my life. I needed to get away from the clean, over-produced music I was making that had slowly put me in a creative corner cover the last 5 years. I was stuck. It’s not in me to make electronic music (I suck at it to be honest) and I didn’t want to re-hash the cut and paste stuff I had done before, so what the fuck do I do now? I go back. Back to the first album I ever made in a bedroom in Palm Springs with an EPS, my cousins drum kit and some records. I had to get back to where I came from in order to harness where I was now. Fuck layering and smothering songs to oblivion. These needed to breathe. Keep it intentionally sparse and simple. It had to be about creating a vibe and sticking to it. Not throwing in a random dance cut or having it cluttered with guests. It had to be honest and real. Somewhere along the way, I ended up drinking way too much, traveling and hanging out way too much and on the precipice of divorce. They say write what you know, so I did. - Day
peep the release here