Oh! Lord by Cortex
This week’s sample comes from Cortex, a jazz funk band from France. They formed in 1974 and had a very unique sound that set them apart from American jazz groups at the time. They had a strong Brazilian influence in their style and had a signature sound which frequently featured the layering of female vocals and a Fender Rhodes. This week’s sample is from their second album, called Vol. 2. Their classic release, however, was called Troupeau Bleu, which was recorded in just 2 days in 1975. This album is ridiculously amazing. In fact, this 11 track offering could literally be the sample choices for the next 11 BeatSessions. It’s that good. Expect more from this group in the coming year. Or Perhaps sooner rather than later.
Also, HUGE shout out to Soco who celebrated his birthday yesterday. Some of us headed over to Orlando for the festivities. Good times were had and Saturday night we headed over to Cleo’s Lounge in downtown Orlando. DJ BMF spun an amazing mix of old school hip hop and r&b. Check out his “Hooked On Classics” mix here.
Dope Session everyone! On to the next….
Featured Beats and Producers:
Aqua Pura by Gee (Toronto, Canada)
Know Your Limits by PMBeatz (Washington DC)
Easy Transition by NeV (Augusta, GA)
Bahbah Joint by Mr. Klimatic (Toledo, OH)
The Switch up by thadizzie1 (San Francisco, CA)
Skeleton by Francis Peralta (Toronto, Canada)
Funky Fresh Part II by 25/8 (Miami, FL)
Slide by Blackph03nix (London, England)
Changing Me by Jason Leary (Conway, SC)
Freedom by Sideways (Portland, OR)
Maria by Dingo (Detroit, MI)
Everyday The Same Dream by illa (Miami, FL)
Freedom of Speech feat. CreCon by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)