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Apollo Brown Releases The Reset Instrumentals Producer Offers Free Release Of Instrumentals From Recently Released Album

Apollo Brown Releases The Reset Instrumentals Producer Offers Free Release Of Instrumentals From Recently Released Album

Renowned producer Apollo Brown releases The Reset Instrumentals today. The smooth, soulful instrumentals allow listeners to get a cleaner listen to the work of Apollo Brown. There is little doubt that fans will use the tracks to create their own remixes and mash-ups using their favorite rappers’ acapellas. Even without vocals, The Reset Instrumentals have enough catchy hooks and head-nodding riffs to warrant being a stand-alone album.

Tracks like “Seasons” and “Balance” showcase the producer’s ability to show his softer side. “Seasons” features disparate harmonies and an occasional sampled “what you want me to do” vocal over melancholy guitar picking that proves Apollo Brown can flawlessly blend genre’s of soul and hip-hop. “Real Detroit” and “Streets Won’t Let Me Chill” are still influenced by soul, but have much sharper, heavier beats. It’s clear Apollo Brown has a lot of versatility as a producer.

Apollo Brown is not finished for 2010; on the contrary, he will be involved with at least two more collaborations by the end of the year. These collaborations include but are not limited to the album Brown Study as half of the group UPS with Boog Brown, and the long-awaited Gas Mask LP as one-third of The Left with DJ SoKo and MC Journalist 103.

Download The Reset Instrumentals for free here

The Background:

Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown’s early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes – Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon – from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work – work he had dedicated his life to – in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, is available now via Mello Music Group.

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