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Elements of Music - Instrumentals, Vol. 1

Elements of Music

Instrumentals, Vol. 1

LOA Records Ltd

Released: 27th November 2015 | 18 track instrumental (east coast) album

Hailing from Manassas in Virginia, EOM (or Elements of Music to give him his full title) is 27 year-old producer Daniel Carey.

Raised on a diet of hip-hop, soul, funk & jazz, EOM has become somewhat of an underground phenomenon. Primarily making his name as the go-to producer for ex-Def Jam rapper Wax, videos featuring his production work have racked up over 25 million views on YouTube. He has won a Juno award (best producer for the 2010 Shad K's 'TSOL' album), and has most recently collaborated with Anderson Paak - the main vocalist on the Dr Dre comeback album 'Straight Outta Compton' - with their track 'Get Along' (also featuring Blu) from the album 'Sunrain' subsequently being picked up by Nike for a worldwide ad campaign.

With GQ and MTV also using his work and counting the likes of Dumbfounded, Shad and Asher Roth as fans of his beats (as well as collaborators), it's fair to say that EOM most definitely has the tangible beginnings of worldwide recognition.

Compiled by label boss Lack of Afro, 'Instrumentals Volume 1' is the first of two installments that bring together some of the least well-known (but many of the best) EOM beats of the last 5 years. Many of the tracks have either gone under the radar or have never before seen the light of day. Simply put: it's soulful, instrumental hip-hop at its' finest.

From the woozy opener 'Faith, Love', the string-heavy J Dilla-esque 'Sweet Nothings' & the quirky bounce of 'Kids' through to the call-to-arms, horn-led 'Battles'; speaker-melting 'Shai Interlude' & the doo-wop head-nodder 'Don't Need', the album showcases a producer that has an innate understanding of the genre, whilst having a sound that's all his own.

Stay tuned for Volume 2, released in early 2016 on LOA Records.

"This is on point! Love it...beat of the week!"
Huey Morgan, BBC 6 Music
"EOM's beats contain the type of raw emotion that takes you out of whatever you're doing at the moment, and transforms your world into his. This album is a must-have!"
Wax, Scrublife / Def Jam
"REALLY like this. Gtreat stuff!"
Damon Minchella, Ocean Colour Scene / Paul Weller / The Who
"EOM beats will make you happy. You'll feel this with your soul, your head will nod, and your neck will snap!"
Herbal T, Whiskey Den / The Damn Straights
"I love it, nice one!"
Andy Compton, Peng
"Great vibe and feel to this - looking forward to his next one already!"
Diesler, Tru Thoughts / Here & Now Recordings / You Dig?
"Stellar release out of Downtempo heaven."
Renegades of Jazz, Agogo Records / Mojo Club
"He's got more chops than Dewhurst! Very Dilla / Madlib-esque in places - am bumping in the car stereo!"
Mike Bandoni, Funkshone / Skyline Recordings