Echocentrics Release Timbaland Trib EP

Somehow in the mix are
Aaliya, Jay-Z, Spoon and Grupo Fantasma….

 

By Blurt Staff

 

This week the Echocentrics – a project by Grammy award
winning producer/musician Adrian Quesada, best known for his work with Grupo
Fantasma, Brownout and Ocote Soul Sounds – drop a new EP, Echoland, just 6 months after the release of their critically
acclaimed debut album ‘Sunshadows’, The
EP is a tribute to hip-hop producer, Timbaland, featuring live instrumental
(with one vocal tune) reinterpretations of classic Timbo tracks. It’s released
by Ubiquity.

 

Check out a free MP3 of “We Need A Resolution”

 

Some background via the label: “While writing the follow-up
to ‘Sunshadows’ Quesada found himself
occasionally hitting walls and struggling to make creative progress. The result
was what began as a couple of “exercises” into dissecting the
minimalistic genius of Timbaland to get the creative juices flowing and turned
into a collection of songs, equal parts desert-psychedelia, late ‘60s
soundtrack, funk and soul. Why Timbaland? Because he is a prodigy. And because
the musical contradiction presented a challenge.”

 

Brazilian chanteuse, Tita Lima, lends her vocals to a cover of Aaliyah’s
“We Need A Resolution”, sang in Portuguese and the ubiquitous Todd
Simon (Mayer Hawthorne, TVOTR) provides a horn arrangement for Jay Z’s “It’s
Hot”. Recorded at Adrian Quesada’s Level One Studios in Austin, TX with
some help from Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public Hi-Hi.

 

Tracklisting:

 

1. Hola Hovito
2. Raise Up
3. We Need A Resolution
4. It’s Hot
5. Party People
6. We Need A Resolution (instr.)

 

 

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