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Greyboy: Shades of Grey

Read "Shades of Grey" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The cover of this new set reads: “This recording is a live, raw, unfiltered DJ session by DJ Greyboy and contains many rarities and exclusive mixes." Nearly one hour of constantly kaleidoscopic dancefloor motion and commotion--what a great introduction to the mad skillz of San Diego producer, mixmaster, DJ and turntablist Andreas Stevens!

It's almost impossible to tell what records, or even how many, Greyboy loops, scratches or spins in and out at any point. It is clear, ...

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Greyboy: Soul Mosaic: A Case Study in Beats, Soul and Funk

Read "Soul Mosaic: A Case Study in Beats, Soul and Funk" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The first set in three years from Southern California’s premier producer/DJ Andreas Stevens marks a decade since his Freestylin’ debut helped establish acid jazz as a modern musical force.

Soul Mosaic settles Greyboy nicely into the niche he helped create. Its instrumental tracks whack back to the retro-'70s soundtrack feel of his previous Mastered the Art set, and the tracks with vocals are truly songs and not just instrumental tracks with vocals. Bart Davenport sings on two ...

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Greyboy: Freestylin

Read "Freestylin" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


As far as I can tell, not many people have heard Freestylin’, released in 1993 on Ubiquity Records by Harold Todd (on tenor sax and flute) with guitarist Marc Antoine and a host of hip-hop rhythms, loops, techniques and musicians. But just about every person thathasheard it – at least at MY house – has seemed to groove on it.

Freestylin’ is most probably acid-jazz. Though, I fear, some of its more soft and somber moments are most likely closer ...


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