Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smokecloud signs Jose Bee to jumpstart Hip-Hop 7" series

 Jose Bee “Get Up & Get Down”

   As a DJ who plays many styles of music, I have found that the new Hip-Hop that I have been purchasing over the past couple of years is almost always on 7”.  Furthermore, Jose Bee has been on my radar for around 2 years peeking my interest with two very interesting mixes that were not exactly Hip-Hop in nature, but had a very soulful and downtempo tone to them as well as a heavy amount of additional production.  Jose’s body of work in the form of original Hip-Hop instrumentals really started to grow leaps & bounds over the past year to the point that it became apparent to me that if I wanted to branch the label out into the Hip-Hop instrumental 7” game then Jose Bee would have to be the prime candidate to aid me in that move.  Below is a little info on the man himself plus a mixtape style mix he did that uses his original instrumentals with some of the best Hip-Hop acapellas around.


Jose Bee
   Long time DJ and digger in the UK Hip hop and Funk scene, Jose Bee cut his DJing teeth in the glorious mid-nineties hip hop era. At that time he also began making productions using the legendary MPC 2000. As a member of the Mixkings DJ collection (mixkings.co.uk) he’s been rocking parties across the UK with the likes of DMC champions DJ Bunty, Richie Ruftone and DJ Woody.  Along with DJing and producing, Jose runs DJ website (Postbocks.com).

Quote from Jose: “When I’m producing I’m always thinking of the club and what makes a good club record. The foundation of my tracks are always tight organic drums and heavy bass that I lace with just the right instrumentation and vocals till I find that perfect groove”.

   Jose Bee's Chop Shop Mix by jose bee

 

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