Calvin Valentine Introduces "Eugene"
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:04:55
Calvin Valentine's album Eugene is a great piece of work. A sequence of tracks that capture the emcee/producer's love for his Oregon hometown. Released in the latter months of 2016 the album was met with nods of approval from peers and people on the dancefloors of the west coast.
Now, riding a second wave of love for the album, Valentine is releasing a sweet vinyl issue — with fresh artwork and a format that brings the depth of smooth strings and sprinkles of scratch-work to life like never before.
From his work with his band Medium Troy which took part in the Warp Tour when Valentine was only 19, he has gone on to produce a full-length album for Planet Asia and De La Soul's "God It" (featuring Nas). Along the way, he's worked with Bun B, Devin the Dude, Juicy J, and Dilla's younger brother, Illa J. The work ethic of the man is incredible, and the good eye on bringing design to a classic-sounding collection shows good sense.
ARTISTdirect invited Calvin to introduce his Eugene Project, check out his mini-documentary, and then hear from the man, himself.
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