Hot on the heels of last summers hit album “Can’t Help It” on UK dubstep don SKREAM’s label, mega ensemble group ECHO PARK strikes back via Brian Gibbs’ own label, Ugly Boy Music. The core element of beats by Brian himself are offset by the addition of Chilean beatmakers Nais Williams, Jo$e Spaace & east coast lyricists LIGHT and COR STIDAK. In the midst of a year full of musical gimmicks like pumping euro dance beats or dubstep wobbles, Echo Park seems to buck the trends and reinvent the classic format of golden age hip hop by adding a modern production twist a la Madlib or Flying Lotus. Pulling strongly from the competitive Chilean hop hop movement, “Muchos Animales” infuses the West Coast sensibilities of previous Echo Park outings with a deeper lyrical content and quirkier production based on off kilter samples and wonky drum programming.
“This time around there was much less emphasis on making the record easy to digest… It was more about speaking from the heart and making music we would be proud to dig up 15 years from now.” – Brian Gibbs aka Mr. Mcfly
Echo Park’s second album “Muchos Animales” will be released on Ugly Boy Music and available from fine digital retailers in May 2013.
Mr. McFly (Aka Echo Park) is back with a single on San Francisco based Shotcallers Music. From producer/Dj to being on the mic, Gibbs, as his alias MR. MCFLY does not disappoint with the debut single “KMKF” or KEEP MY KIDS FLY. Real life stories of inner city adversity compliment the booming, sinister production. The TRAPZILLAS remix is a screwed and chopped affair with an arrangement built to destroy the club. Houston’s Badbwoy BMC comes sick with a neptunian post-trap workout that to round out the single. BEWARE the 808 BOOM!
B. Gibbs is known around the globe for uncompromising and quality electronic music. With more than 100 vinyl releases under his belt and countless jots around the globe, Brian has finally settled into rap music in a time when most emcees are trying to go electronic.
Welcome to the first episode of Ugly Boy Radio hosted by Mr McFly aka Echo Park. Take a journey through old music and new with music from friends, original productions and classic gems. Episode 001 starts things off right with music from Echo Park, J Dilla, Skream, Flying Lotus, Bill Withers + much more.
1. J Dilla – Welcome to the Show
2. Wild Hadess – L.A.X.
3. Echo Park & Swindle – Early Birds
4. Ro Spit – how it Goes ft. Suai
5. Duke Slammer – VHS Distress
6. Skream – Future Funkizm
7. Dam Funk – Never Tongue in Cheek
8. Mishap – Fun101 ft. Tame1
9. Echo Park – Stop Before We Start
10. Nais Williams – Order in the Court ft. Echo Park
11. Bill Withers – Who us he (and what is he to you)
12. Wild Hadess – Cafclockrip
13. B Bravo – Swang
14. The Notorious B.I.G. – Respect
15. Flying Lotus – Drips/Auntie’s Harp
16. Mahavishnu Orchestra – You Know You Know
17. Echo Park – Hedspace
2. Polka Club
5. Turkish Raw
6. Smooth Age
7. Tony Said
8. Space Craft
11. Purple Sunset
13. Tony Allen
14. Disco Bolas
16. Therapy Is So Nice
1. Geoslide – Intro
2. Wild Hadess – Soulful Dibines
3. Geoslide – Rey Mono
4. Echo Park – Do Androids Dream of Electric…
5. Rich Heebner – Star Husteler
6. Geoslide – El Libro x G
7. Rich Heebner – Quiet Space
8. The 13th Tribe – We Are Many (Feat. Lu Angel)
9. Wild Hadess – Blast
10. Geoslide – Stay With G
11. Khain74 – Soul Slice
12. Mishap – It’s You
13. Rich Heebner – Please Come Back
14. Wild Hadess – Clown
15. Echo Park – Kid Icarus
16. Dufrayne – On The Moon