This is your Daily 2% – Chilled and Ready to Serve. We will try to bring you one "chill" track every day. This is for when you get home and you are trying to unwind. You reach for that glass of wine or that unlit Black & Mild or maybe you reach for something more herbal. This track is for those times. We are just your milkmen and I'm here to make a delivery. Chill…
Today's delivery is brought to you by Bias. This UK producer got his start in the late 90's when he started to dabble in hip-hop instrumentals. There was this huge boom of home studio producers who thought they could just get a few samples and make gold. With a HUGE surge of wanna be producers; it became difficult to really discover music that wasn't mediocre. But then every year there would be a few releases that just instantly became cult classics and the producer was propelled to the status of "legend", even if they had only a few releases. And I say "legend" if you are really into the scene. Now, I'm really referring more to the experimental hip-hop side of producing that received a huge push from guys like DJ Shadow or The Avalanches. They can't just be classified as hip-hop because they combine so many other genres that it'd be unfair. But, they definitely have hip-hop roots.
Now, that's where today's artist comes in. His first major release, Worry Beads(2003), really set a certain tone in regards to producing a complete instrumental album with no filler. Every track on this album is amazing and, for this feature, I could literally just pick any of the tracks and they all have their amazingly "chill " elements". But enough talk. The track I'm bringing to you today is called "Street of Life" and probably one of the most uniquely infectious tracks on the album. Check out the track and chill….