Chicago, June 2017, International Anthem organized and presented a 4 week residency for Makaya McCraven at The Hideout. At each of 4 shows, Makaya invited different musicians to do 2 sets of improvisation; and at each of those 4 shows, friend of the label King Hippo invited beat makers to do hardware sets before and between Makaya’s band. Week 2, krushLove got the call, but rather than presuming bang out whatever he already had loaded into his sampler, he reached out and asked us to drop him the whole IARC catalogue so he could work on some brand new chops. The resulting International Anthem Flips presented during krushLove’s live hardware set at The Hideout are compiled here, available for the first time digitally and on limited edition cassette tape in a stamped cardboard sleeve.
krushLove is a producer, beatmaker, hardware hero, sound scientist & loud learner from Chicago, Illinois. Son to a writer and a guitarist, he started making music when he was 9 years old. Developing a keen ear for sampling early on, over the years krushLove’s work has evolved into an organically abstract iteration of boom-bap, colored by his own unique perspective on and presentation of The Chicago Sound. In just the last two years he’s self-released five full-length LPs, including SAGA and Desert Forest, and in July of 2017 he released // All.Mi.T \\, a collaboration with Chicago/Detroit MC Denmark Vessey.
krushLove is also heard on IARCRM03 Makaya McCraven – In The Moment Remix Tape
released December 12, 2017
All Beats by krushLove.
Mastered by David Allen.
IARC x KRLV combo dome design by Craig Hansen.
Tracks 01 & 08 sampled from IARC0010 Bottle Tree - Bottle Tree
Tracks 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 10 & 11 sampled from IARC0009 Jeff Parker - The New Breed
Track 06 sampled from IARC0004 Rob Jacobs - Rob Jacobs
Track 08 sampled from IARC0008 Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly - Alien Flower Sutra
Track 09 sampled from IARCEF03 Makaya McCraven - In The Moment E & F Sides
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So happy to see a new album from this band. I've long been a fan of Mazurek and Parker's work in Tortoise, on top of the CUQ... Anyhow, if you're curious about contemporary jazz, this is a terrific place to start.