One of hip-hop’s most acclaimed talents, Count Bass D, celebrates the release of L7, the DJ/MC’s fourth album: a work many agree is an instant classic. L7, which streets on October 7, joins a short list of impressive 2008 releases for 1320 Records – an ascending label owned and operated by electronic madmen STS9. Earlier this year, the label released STS9’s own acclaimed studio album Peaceblaster. Also in 2008: work by the Pnuma Trio (Character), and a fresh new compilation, Eliot Lipp Presents: Way Pavers Volume One, due out this fall.
Count Bass D, aka Dwight Farrell, has long been a musician’s musician, the kind of artist that has pushed the boundaries of his art form consistently since debuting back in 1998. With L7 he gives those boundaries still another substantial shove, proving that his innovations are more the rule than the exception.
With his spectrum of creative skills, CBD has become a favorite with luminaries like Madlib, MF Doom, Pete Rock, and J-Dilla. He’s collaborated with the Beastie Boys, Prefuse 73, and Victor Wooten among many others. Today, in support of L7, Count Bass D embarks on a national tour with STS9, a stint sure to be embraced by thousands of unsuspecting STS9 fans. Indeed, it will only expose what many in hip-hop already know to be fact: CBD is a true original and L7 reflects a truly authentic voice in today’s world of copy and paste trends. Sure, the man is intensely loyal to hip-hop, but in a way that appeals to a much broader musical audience.
Count Bass D will join STS9 on the following dates:
November 5 Lyric Theatre Oxford MS STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 6 War Memorial Nashville TN STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 7 Alabama Theatre Birmingham AL STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 8 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville TN STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 9 Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville KY STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 12 Charleston Music Hall Charleston SC STS9 w/ Count Bass D
November 13 Amos’ Southend Charlotte NC STS9 w/ Count Bass D