Roane Namuh (aka DJ Roane), a 23 year old native of Portland, OR graces us, and the world, with his take on laid back instrumental boom bap hip-hop with his debut opus, “OKhandsignal”, a 12 track vinyl voyage. The vinyl album is accompanied, via dropcard, by a complete 31 track mixed digital version which is included free with every vinyl purchase! If you’re seeking the digital only version, it will be available at every major global digital outlet.
Roane’s production format is a simple yet proven method, old records & the Akai MPC2000XL. Every sound, texture and frequency used is taken from vinyl dug out from record store bins by Roane himself. “OKhandsignal” shows a student’s respect to the masters of golden era hip-hop production. However, upon the first play, it will be apparent that Roane has developed his own unique style and his own mastery of the beat.
The complete 31 track digital album is ‘freeqwenced’ (Roane terminology for his style of production) to flow as if it were one of his strictly vinyl DJ mixes, never leaving you out of motion or off the beat. The vinyl album features 11 selected tracks plus a bonus jam exclusive to the vinyl. It’s a very intimate hands-on process from him to you, the listener, through the time-honored tradition of digging in the crates and being knowledgable about the music that came before him and helped shape his own. The end result is a unique style of sound collaging bred through exposure to the gifted elders of Portland hip hop and his years of working at 360 Vinyl, Portland’s hip hop/electronic/soul vinyl mecca!
Vinyl/Digital Tracklist –
A1. Get Rype (Intro)
A2. Buddhaskotch (Got My Mind Made)
A3. Orbit: I
B1. Sharkoil pt.1
B5. Up Off It (Vinyl Bonus Jam)
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LISTEN TO THE VINYL ONLY BONUS TRACK “UP OFF IT” HERE! Roane Namuh – Up Off It – OKhandsignal vinyl only bonus track