Taking the next step in his own musical evolution, DJ Sureshot is proud to present his highly anticipated new project, The Sureshot Symphony Solution. Blending hard-hitting hip hop beats seemlessly with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation, The Sureshot Symphony Solution is the perfect marriage of modern funk and psychedelic boom bap. With the popularity of soul-channeling artists like Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc and Adele, the timing couldn’t be better to unveil the debut full-length from The Sureshot Symphony Solution, Elegant Aggression. Album features vocals from hip-hop and soul heavyweights, including Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity), Coultrain (Platinum Pied Pipers), The Mighty Pope, Myron & E (Now Again), Moeses Soulright, and more. Collectable 2-disc set includes full album plus all instrumentals.
As one half of the production duo Sharpshooters, DJ Sureshot helped bridge the gap between hip-hop and jazz in the early days of what would come to be known as acid jazz. The duo’s classic 1996 debut Choked Up was a mixture of live instruments and sample-heavy boom bap that helped put their hometown of Seattle on the hip-hop map. Sureshot’s crate-digging expertise later led him to release some popular break records and reissues, and in recent years he’s become active in the vibrant music scene of the city he now calls home, San Francisco. Taking the next step in his own musical evolution, DJ Sureshot is now proud to present his highly anticipated new project, the Symphony Symphony Solution.
Blending hard-hitting hip hop beats seemlessly with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation, The Sureshot Symphony Solution is an eclectic mix of musical styles with a heavy emphasis on experimentation. “The whole project is psychedelic-influenced,” explains Surehot. “Whether it’s a soul song, a rap song, or a Reggae track, it’s all based on that late 60s, early 70s psychedelic sound.” With vocalists ranging from underground hip-hop stalwart Ohmega Watts to neo-soul favorite Coultrain to Reggae crooner Noel Ellis to Northern Soul legend The Mighty Pope, Sureshot has crafted a project that defies typical genre boundaries. “I’ve been exposed to a lot of music over the years,” he says. “I’m constantly learning, constantly evolving, constantly trying to take chances and push myself.” While the music may be diverse, it’s unified by Sureshot’s boom-bap mentality. “All my music has a hard edge to it,” he explains. “Even if it has the feel of an old library record or soundtrack, it still has that hard hip-hop beat behind it. That’s why I called it Elegant Aggression.”
“The past, present, and future all rolled into one!” – URB
01. Sureshot Symphony Solution Theme
02. Chair On The Ceiling feat. Coultrain
03. Hate The Real feat. Moeses Soulright
04. Half Man, Half Bionic feat. Ohmega Watts
05. Four Twenty
06. Mr. Fortune & Fame feat. The Mighty Pope
07. You Can’t Keep Running Away From Love feat. Myron & E
08. Taste It
09. Tell Me What You See feat. Moeses Soulright
10. Singing Memories feat. Noel Ellis
11. Easier Said Than Done feat. Ion Anomaly
13. Soundbwoy Massacre feat. Glen Ricketts & Mad Fanatic
14. In The Name Of The Father feat. Glen Ricketts
The album Sureshot Symphony Solution “Elegant Aggression” (Greenstreets) is going to be released September 28, 2012.