Amerigo Gazaway- Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye- The Departure (Side Two) (2014)


Shifting focus for the second installment of “Yasiin Gaye“, Amerigo aimed to highlight the often overlooked accomplishments of Marvin Gaye‘s role as the producer.

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Amerigo Gazaway- Selective Hearing Remix Volume 1/ Instrumentals (2010)


Selective Hearing Volume 1 from Nashville’s Amerigo Gazaway is a laid back Trip Hop holiday, a free form collage of soothing instrumentals, fresh sampling, cuts and chill beats. ‘Nocturnal Twilight’ starts off around 80 BPM with swanky horns and clarinet, infectious drums and scratching of samples leaving the listener relaxed, intrigued, slightly dazed.

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Amerigo Gazaway- Yasiin Bey x Marvin Gaye- The Departure (Side One) (2014)


Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album.

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