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Friday, Oct 21 2016 | 11:04 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

Blu x Union AnalogtronicsHot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ & Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City.

Featuring Dam-Funk, Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, and more, the album signifies a stylistic sea change for Blu, best known for his dusty, soul sampling collaborations with Exile (Below the Heavens) and his own introspective opuses (Her Favorite Colour, Good to be Home, York!). Rippling with 808s and cinematic strings, Cheetah in the City is an organic evolution from the synth-soaked, futuristic sound of Analogtronics, UNION’s 2012 Fat Beats Records debut album featuring Talib Kweli, MF DOOM, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, and more. After mutual friends put them in touch at a Parisian post-show after-party, Blu and Union began a musical exchange that spanned continents. Blu returned to LA with UNION’s best beats, and after months of exchanging lyrical ideas, the trio regrouped for marathon recording sessions in UNION’s Paris-based studio. Cloistered for weeks with nothing but drum machines, instruments, keyboards, records, and France’s best bud, Blu became obsessed with infusing his kicked back Southern California sensibilities into UNION’s penchant for pushing the possibilities of technicality into multilayered, densely packed productions. A cohesive story emerged in the songwriting: a young man, raised amongst deadbeats, killers, and hard drugs, metamorphoses into the Cheetah, a money-making predator whose quick talk and cold hustle make him the king of a city that will eventually consume him, heart and soul. We’ve never heard Blu like this.

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Tracklisting:

01. LA Counting
02. Whatever
03. Weekends
04. Sleepin’
05. Workin’ feat. Joro
06. Sunny
07. French Kiss feat. Chat
08. One Two
09. Don’t Trip feat. Dam Funk
10. Lynx feat. Frank N Dank & Phat Kat
11. City Dreams feat. Olivier DaySoul
12. Cheetah
13. The Factory feat. Erik Riko

The album Blu x Union AnalogtronicsCheetah In The City” (Fat Beats) is going to be released November 4, 2016.

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