Inspired by Miles Davis’ album, Kind of Blue and the live video from the Beatles All You Need Is Love, Netherfriends’ project, “Kind of Buzzed,” features full instrumental improvisation with Chicago rappers adding freestyles live. After releasing a 51 song album called 50 Songs 50 States, Netherfriends aka Shawn Rosenblatt was exhausted from mixing and recording songs. So during the summer of 2013 at the Kimball House in Chicago, Shawn started recording live improvised beat sessions while rappers would lay down freestyles. The first session was recorded with Rich Jones, Chandler London, and BLAKKASS Westley at the Kimball House after a few hours of drinking and smoking. Other Kind Of Buzzed sessions took place at Cafe Mustache, Jugrnaut Clothing Store, and backyards.
The first three volumes of “Kind Of Buzzed” are now available for download, collectively or individually.
Streaming live every Wednesday from 4-8PM CST, Cutz on Cuts is all about quality. Hosted in DJ Moppy’s Skratch Aquarium, located in the South Side of Chicago- complete with a piranha tank and five turntables ready to go, one DJ plays the musical cuts while 2 – 3 turntablists lace the mix with timely and precise cuts. Tune in for some unexpected pleasure, with Shazam Bangles, Rice The Sound Transmitter, and Moppy as your residents.