Video: KA (Dr. Yen Lo) – Day 3

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

KA delivers a second visual from his Manchurian Candidate inspired joint project with Preservation, Days With Dr. Yen Lo.

Previously: KA (Dr. Yen Lo) – Day 0 (Video)

Video: KA (Dr. Yen Lo) – Day 0

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

KA announced a mysterious new project called Days With Dr. Yen Lo earlier this week via an enigmatic trailer that employed numerous clips featuring the notorious villain of the same name from The Manchurian Candidate (watch below). There’s little information available about the album so far, but it seems like it’s going to be a full length collaboration with Preservation. Check out the first leak above, “Day 0”.

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Video: Ka – Still Heir (Prod. by Preservation)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The promotional push for Ka’s new EP, 1200 B.C., has been non-existent by design. Either you copped on his website and waited for the CD to show up via snail mail, or you missed out (or maybe you downloaded a bootleg copy). Today he drops the first visual for “Still Heir” and continues his tradition of pairing beautifully composed visuals with his next level pen game.

Previously: Ka ft. Roc Marciano – Fall Of The Bronze

Preservation ft. Yasiin Bey – Freedom Is Everybody’s Job

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Longtime Yasiin Bey DJ and collaborator  Preservation today dropped his solo debut LP, Old Numbers with guest appearances from Jean Grae, Ed O.G., Jim Jarmusch and others. Check out “Freedom Is Everybody’s Job” below and then hit the jump for the video to “Disorderly Conduct” featuring 32 FX. Purchase Old Numbers on vinyl, CD or mp3 here.

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Yasiin Bey & Preservation – The REcstatic (Remix Album)

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

As promised, DJ Preservation drops his reworking of Yasiin Bey’s 2009 LP The Ecstatic. Preservation, who serves as Bey’s tour DJ, went back to the original sample sources for the LP and grabbed alternate samples and also mixed in some new pieces from elsewhere to create his interpretation of the project.

He told OKP about The REcstatic:

“The project started as a slow build with a few songs and then it become a challenge to do them all. Because it was a sample-based album, I wanted to keep the remixes sample-based and for them to have the same pitch, key and tone as the originals. The original beats were non-traditional and the amount of singing made it very difficult to remix with this intention of the same energy. It’s the result of countless hours of digging through records to sample, constructing the beat, wrapping it around the vocal, adjusting the tempo, and so on. ‘Quiet Dog Bite Hard’ was exciting because I was remixing my own track and it drew me into the process, and ‘Workers Comp’ was the most unique due to its complex time signature.”

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Look out for Preservation’s Old Numbers LP to drop on July 9th with appearances from Yasiin, Jean Grae, Ed O.G. and others.

Previously: Yasiin Bey – Quiet Dog Bite Hard (DJ Preservation Remix)