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DECON JOINS FORCES WITH CLOSED SESSIONS TO RELEASE ALBUM/DOCUMENTARY CLOSED SESSIONS: ATX MARCH 15th

DECON JOINS FORCES WITH CLOSED SESSIONS TO RELEASE ALBUM/DOCUMENTARY CLOSED SESSIONS: ATX MARCH 15th

RECORDED IN ONE WEEK’S TIME IN AUSTIN, TX COMPILATION INCLUDES TRACKS FROM FREDDIE GIBBS, FASHAWN, CURT@!NS, DJ BABU AND MANY OTHERS.

Chicago-based indie record label Closed Sessions has joined forces with NYC-based collective Decon to release Closed Sessions: ATX on March 15, 2011. The compilation features hip hop up-and-comers and veterans alike including appearances from Freddie Gibbs, Naledge, GLC, Fashawn, CurT@!N$, Rakaa, The Kid Daytona, and more (complete tracklisting below). Production was provided by DJ Babu, Double O, Mano, DJ Fu (Formerly of The Weathermen) and Tony Baines.

Recorded in one week’s time in a landmark Austin, Texas mansion, Closed Sessions worked ’round the clock to schedule, host, and record each artist on the album. When all was said and done, twenty-one artists came together on ten tracks by five producers. Through a generous partnership with premier professional audio equipment manufacturer SSL, a full mobile recording studio was set up within the mansion. Artists were encouraged to stop by, listen to production from the various producers, and record on the spot. This made for an electric, creative atmosphere where artists fed off one another to create the best possible song in the allotted time period. In addition to the album, Closed Sessions shot a 20-minute documentary highlighting the week’s events from start to finish. The video will be included as bonus video content for the album.

Closed Sessions: ATX has something to offer hip-hop fans in every corner of the globe. From the hard-hitting, screwed up hooks on ‘Heads of the Heads’ featuring Freddie Gibbs and GLC, to the boom-bap, DJ Babu-produced ‘Theme Music’ with Fashawn, Buff1, and Scheme, the album is an eclectic offering from some of the brightest talent in the industry today.

WATCH THE CLOSED SESSIONS: ATX TRAILER HERE:


Closed Sessions: ATX
Album & Documentary
In-stores & Online – 3.15.11

CLOSED SESSIONS: ATX TRACKLISTING:

1. The Only Life We Know – Naledge and GLC (prod by DJ Babu)
2. Theme Music – Fashawn, Buff1, Scheme (prod by DJ Babu)
3. Pimp Hand Goliath – GLC, Cory Mo, The Kid Daytona (prod by Double O)
4. For No One – Esso and Scheme (prod by Tony Baines)
5. Aleon and Rhymefest – Aleon Craft and Rhymefest (prod by Tony Baines)
6. Heads of The Heads – GLC and Freddie Gibbs (prod by Tony Baines)
7. The Roadhouse – GLC, Curtains, Rakaa (prod by DJ Babu)
8. Natural High – Mano, Hollywood Holt, Mic Terror (prod by Mano)
9. Raise The Curtain – Emilio Rojas and 6th Sense (prod by DJ Babu)
10. This Is The Life – El Prez, Shawn Chrystopher, Esso (prod by DJ Fu)

About Decon:

Decon is a New York-based independent label and idea shop. Officially formed in 2003 after the success of their first feature length film and cult classic, One Big Trip, Decon Records has become a leader in the independent music scene, home to legends and tomorrow’s cultural leaders alike. Operating as an artistic partner, Decon only signs 50/50 deals with their artists, bringing their strategic marketing and video production arms into the fold, fostering multi-media experiences with every release. Decon artists cross a wide spectrum of talent, and include the likes of The Alchemist + Oh No (Gangrene), Freddie Gibbs, Rakaa, Black Milk, Roc Marciano, Classified, Lyrics Born, Nneka, and more.

About Closed Sessions:

Closed Sessions, LLC represents a unique partnership between the online media outlet RubyHornet, recording studio SoundScape Recordings, and interactive strategy and technology company Empresario . Each company brings a unique background and strengths unseen in other record labels. As an independent label, Closed Sessions strives to change the way music is made and heard in the digital world today, and has allowed for the Closed Sessions network of producers and artists to stretch across the country.

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