Saturday, 27 August 2011

Jonwayne - Thanks, bro



Free beat tape here courtesy of Jonwayne. Not the actor, he dead son.


Jonwayne is a young producer/mc signed to the LA label, Alpha pup records. He released the instrumental album "Bowser" earlier this year and has recently offered up a beat tape of some older tracks for free download. His weapons of choice are no more than a laptop, an sp404 sampler and a grip of sample material (more notably videogame samples)


Here is an introduction to the mans music





  What i like about his music is not only that he makes the best of limited equipment, but his beats have a certain element of fun missing from a lot of music these days. His tracks also have a wide appeal, drawing influences from not only hiphop but videogame and chiptune music.

 Now on to the beat tape. The 19 tracks included in the download are some of his older works, less adventurous than his more recent output, but equally as good. I would, for comparisons sake, liken them to J Dilla's older beats, same kind of boom bap instrumental hiphop with chopped up loops from old funk, soul and soundtrack lp's. 

The quote below is taken from the text file included with the download.

"I want you to have this. This download contains songs that I wanted to give you but either due to poor timing, politics or my sad attempt at quality control, never did.  But here I am.  and here you are.  and here are these songs that I want to give you.  I give them for free now because they are no longer relevant to what I'm trying to do at the moment.  I am working on different sounds and trying to go to different places than the sounds and places that are presented, here. So take them.  I've supplied a bit of reading material for each track, just to let you know what was going on when I made it and all that jazz."  

The afformentioned reading material is a nice addition, with details of his location at the time of making the tracks and what inspired them.

And you can download the tracks here via mediafire >>  Thanks, bro


Tracklist:
1. You’re Everything (jonwayne’s Rhode to Perdition)
2. Grayscale
3. Outbreak
4. Murderface
5. StruggleButDidItDo
6. SPECIAL
7. The Award
8. Innocence
9. Drums 1
10. Drums 2
11. High
12. Machine Orgasm
13. The Art of Murder
14. BB180
15. Rerev (YNQ flip)
16. Blessed
17. 4 the Buddycrack (jonwayne remix)
18. 1 for Dilla
19. For the Freestylers

38 comments:

  1. Including the reading material is pretty cool.

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  2. Awesome videos! Great find! Thanks for the update!

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  3. I really dig the beats. great stuff!

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  4. I couldn't help but notice that dude's hair is going crazy yet he's got the most nonchalant look on his face :P

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  5. These sound pretty strange.
    I agree with "Gareth Thomas", that including those notes is cool. It's interesting to see, what mindset he had when creating these.

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  6. My favorite one was the second, the artwork is great and the notes are a big plus to the experience. Really liked it

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  7. Video game samples? I'm down

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  8. I like it when DJ's are honest like this, great tracks to combine means I sure as hell won't forget this guy and he deserves as much

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  9. Awesome! Free music too, yay o;

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  10. It sounds so broken. Is he depressed or something? lol

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  11. Nice.
    Downloading right now! :D

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  12. Too bad the first song is only one and a half minutes long! I'd like to listen to it for hours as I play super mario brothers!

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  13. Yeah, very Super Mario, not bad though.

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  14. Not really into this music but this one here is very nice.

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  15. Hmm, interesting. Certainly not used to this kind of music.

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  16. Awesome videos! Great find! Thanks for the update!

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  17. Cool dude, kinda like the music... not sure yet :P.

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  18. Dats some pretty sweet shit bro!

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  19. Kinda cool, like the video gamey feel.

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  20. I'm not normally into this kind of music but Andrew's actually a nice track, thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting too. Hope the weather changes soon. xxx

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  21. That's a pretty cool beat. Viva electronic keyboards. This could have been on the Tron soundtrack.

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  22. Some great material from some simple equipment. Talent is surely something he's not lacking.

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  23. Bowser, greatstuff. Sounds like a dog.

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  24. This is incredible stuff, gonna have to find more.

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  25. haha wild tracks man. liked the trippy samples.

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  26. Thanks for the music, sir!

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