Producer Gensu Dean has been quiet for a minute after his collaborative album with Planet Asia (Abrasions) and then his production work for 7evenThirty (The Problem). As summer starts he wanted to let his fans know where he's been musically by offering up an all new instrumental album for free. The 25 track record is meant to be a warm up to the new material Dean has coming late in 2015 and early in 2016.
For those new to Gensu Dean, the analog producer has worked with some of the industry's greats including Large Professor, David Banner, Planet Asia, Brand Nubian and more. He gets the nod of approval on "Algorhythms" introduction from legendary Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.), DJ Joc Max, and DJ Spinna.
Here's what Gensu Dean had to say about the project:
"I've been dealing with some "life challenges". Things on a personal level have been super tough, like the passing of my father. The good thing is I have been able to draw up the energy, whether positive or negative and re-direct it when creating. This I am really excited about, the good, the bad, and the ugly has taken me to a new place creatively. Once I was able to get to a better place mentally, I started going through my record collection and listening…really listening. Its amazing how your frame of mind can hinder, but in my case enable, a person to hear things that were once not heard. This was the catalyst for me entering a new chamber of production.
"Algorhythms" is a musical journey type of record. It has several music moods that take you places. Its not your average kick, snare, and hi hat type of instrumental record. Its geared more toward experiencing a musical collage. It has been my career position that when you create music and that music creates a mood, it sticks with people, it becomes relatable. So I wanted to capture several moods, and express them in musical form. This enables the listener to join in and share the listening experience, based on a mood or emotion they can identify with. This is one of my many formulas when creating, hence the title. Algorithms are formulas used to address problems and/or issues that require a solution, I apply this in a music format. I altered the spelling to reflect the fact that it is musical rhythms and grooves.
released May 27, 2015
produced by Gensu Dean
Artwork by Jason Dorf
Mastered by Jimi Bowman
This record is dope as Hell and continues Mr. Lif's mastery of rhymed storytelling. The first two tracks feed into each other as a harrowingly real tale of a new relationship grimly overshadowed by the girlfriend's stalking ex-lover with things inching closer & closer to inevitable confrontation. Brilliantly creative and very true to life, these are hallmarks of Mr. Lif and this new record is instructive, entertaining & worth attention. Sir Reginald Styles
I love all of Apollo browns works and iam in the process of buying all of his albums so that I may have them for my private collection his music is hip hop real hip hop he is one of the great alltime hip hop producers alongside premiere DJ muggs and bronze nazarath they have a unique sound that reaches your soul and is timeless keep up the good work and please drop a gem with U-God from wu tang