Pre-orders LIVE for Armand Hammer’s Furitve Movements EP

Furtive Movements in stores August 5, 2014.
New EP from Armand Hammer (Elucid & billy woods)

billy woods and Elucid are Armand Hammer, the NYC rap duo whose 2013 debut, RACE MUSIC, made waves with its blend of aggressive, experimental production and uncompromising lyrics. Their new EP, Furtive Movements, is both a continuation of, and departure from, their previous work. Fragmented musings of an imagined diaspora. Brooklyn bullshit in the shadow of construction scaffolding. Summer’s dog days set to the hiss of dusty vinyl. Drums wobbling drunkenly over ethereal loops. Elucid and woods hold down the lyrics with only one guest, the effusive Curly Castro, but Furtive Movements features an array of production from Blockhead (Aesop Rock, Ninja Tune), Von Pea (Tanya Morgan), Messiah Musik, Steel Tipped Dove and Elucid himself.

This is not an addendum to RACE MUSIC but a fully realized project in its own right with its own distinct aesthetic, mood and perspective. The EP will be available digitally and limited-edition colored vinyl (transparent orange).

VINYL PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW LIVE HERE: http://bit.ly/FurtiveMovements

DIGITAL PRE-ORDER & SAMPLE THE EP
on ITUNES HERE: http://bit.ly/1regTGM

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TRACKLISTING

1. CRWNS produced by Elucid
2. Dust Jackets produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
3. Affection produced by Elucid
4. FUBU produced by Blockhead
5. Willie Bosket Remix produced by Von Pea
6. Duppy reprise featuring Curly Castro produced by Steel Tipped Dove
7. BET produced by Brother Hall
8. Touch & Agree produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
9. Soft Places produced by Messiah Musik & Elucid
10. Black Ark remix produced by Blockhead *vinyl-only bonus track

Watch Henry Canyons’ Video For “Offshoots” & Download New Album

Premiered by Potholes In My Blog this morning, Backwoodz Studioz is excited to welcome Henry Canyons to the team & announce the release of his debut; One Thousand Plateaus!!

“Offshoots” is the first single from Backwoodz Studioz artist Henry Canyons’ new free EP, One Thousand Plateaus. Produced by Boom Baptist, this video is a first look at an exciting new addition to the Backwoodz roster. Download his EP here, it features additional production by Backwoodz standouts Willie Green and Essex Dogs, as well as a billy woods guest feature! Check it out now…

Over the course of five tracks, the Brooklyn-bred, LA based MC lays out his unique artistic vision on One Thousand Plateaus. Effortlessly melodic flows and witty wordplay find purchase over a lush soundscape provided by BoomBaptist, Willie Green and Essex Dogs; Canyons work here is at once stylish and cerebral. Describing his thought process on the EP, Henry Canyons said “One Thousand Plateaus is not a narrative or anecdotal piece.  Yes, there are stories inside the songs, but overall it acts as a display of a current state of affairs, at least how I see them.  Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari’s book of sociological theory under the same title, the EP is my interpretation of their writings on social structure; particularly that of the rhizome.  Difficult to pinpoint and directly define, the rhizome is a free flowing network of beings and systems that move fluidly through time and space completely free of hierarchy.  Everything is an expression of multiplicity, the constant flow of desire, momentum, ebb and flow.  Because of the perpetual motion and lack of hierarchical structure, there is no order or formula to how one must exist or consume.” Check out the EP now…


Blockhead presents the Dour Candy Instrumentals

Backwoodz Studioz Releases the Instrumental Version of Dour Candy

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Backwoodz cannot express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with such Blockhead on Dour Candy. He absolutely blew us away with the production on the album, so much to the extent that we are happy to announce that we are releasing the instrumental version through our digital distribution tomorrow, Tuesday December 3, 2013. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Spotify & pretty much any method you use today for digital music consumption. However, the album is also available RIGHT NOW on our Online Store, the best way to purchase Backwoodz music. Enjoy!

Armand Hammer RACE MUSIC is out TODAY!

New Album from billy woods & Elucid

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It is rare that two acclaimed solo artists, each just reaching their creative prime, come together to create something completely new. Nevertheless, two of NYC’s most innovative MCs, billy woods and Elucid, have joined forces as Armand Hammer. Backwoodz Studioz is proud to announce that today, October 22nd, 2013 we have released their visionary debut LP entitled RACE MUSIC. Get your copy now at your favorite retailer such as UndergroundHipHop.com, Amoeba & or direct from Backwoodz Studioz!

DOUR CANDY IS OUT NOW

Happy Dour Candy day!

Dour Candy SUPER FAN Combo Package

Thanks to all of our loyal fans that have already purchased the record. If you haven’t yet, here is how you can…

Backwoodz Website (special packages that include t-shirts and signed cd’s available here):
http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio/store/

AMAZON MP3
http://www.amazon.com/Dour-Candy-Explicit/dp/B00DQGF8T8/

AMAZON Physical
http://www.amazon.com/Dour-Candy-Billy-Woods/dp/B00D9Q8NJW

iTUNES MP3
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dour-candy/id668739739

UGHH
http://ughh.com/billy-woods-dour-candy/BWZ735CD/

ACCESS HIP HOP
http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=23464

INSOUND
http://www.insound.com/Dour-Candy-CD-Billy-Woods/P/INS120403/

& make sure to check out your local record store. If they don’t have it, tell them to get with the program and order some from our distributor, Traffic Distribution.

 

Dour Candy set for July 2, 2013 release

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Backwoodz Studioz is excited to announce the July 2nd release of Dour Candy, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based rapper billy woods (formerly of the Super Chron Flight Brothers) and Manhattan producer Blockhead (Ninja Tune, Def Jux). The album is fully produced by Blockhead and sees woods joined on the mic by Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, Elucid, Moka Only and L’Wren. This project comes at an interesting point for both artists; woods is fresh off the success of his critically-acclaimed opus History Will Absolve Me, an incendiary LP that left a heavy footprint on Best Of 2012 lists. For his part, despite a veritable canon of work with Aesop Rock and a series of successful instrumental records, 2013 represents a new direction for Blockhead. “I decided I wanted to do rap albums again and I just reached out to artists that I was a fan of,” he explains. It has already been a busy year for the producer, who just released an album with indie veteran Illogic in April.

Dour Candy is billy woods’ first album working with a single producer, something that he had always wanted to do. “It is both a challenge and an opportunity,” the MC says. “It’s a challenge because you have to work within the one framework and stay on the same page creatively. It’s an opportunity because, if done well, the result is so cohesive that you never have to worry, does this beat fit? Is this the right mood?”

That cohesiveness shines through on Dour Candy, an album thick with “mood,” Blockhead’s versatile production shifting and moving beneath woods’ nimble baritone. The result is a 44-minute masterpiece of quiet intensity: New York City as a backdrop for a series of interconnected vignettes. woods is the cinematographer, setting the scene, his lyrics a steady reel of black-and-white images. Blockhead provides the score, lush arrangements that float easily between melody and menace. With Dour Candy, billy woods’ brings a keen eye and fresh perspective to themes of sex, drugs and cable news—all boiled down into this pulp paperback of an album.

The album will be available on CD and colored vinyl with artwork unique to each format, courtesy of London-based artist Ashes57.

Click HERE for a BIO on billy woods.

Megagraphitti

Megagraphitti is an album that Vordul has been working on in one form or another for much of his career. The path that has brought it to light has been as dark, difficult and full of danger as the one he has walked through the heart of the Rotten Apple for his whole life. The songs spell out a journey from youthful optimism to hardened veteran and back out the other side, a tale of survival, struggle and redemption.

  • 1. Stay Conscious (produced by Zach One)
  • 2. AK-47 f/ Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox) (produced by Opto)
  • 3. Opium Scripts f/ billy woods (produced by Bond)
  • 4. Hattori Hanzo (produced y DJ Marmaduke)
  • 5. Air Battery f/ Tommy Gunn (Megalon of Monsta Island Czars) & billy woods (produced by Bond)
  • 6. Trigganomics (produced by Bronze Nazareth)
  • 7. Broken Halo f/ Invizzibl Men & Hi-Coup (produced by Lex Boogie from Da Bronx)
  • 8. Light (produced by Bond)
  • 9. In the Mirror f/ Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox) (produced by Sid Roams)
  • 10. Beautiful (produced by Armyfatigue)
  • 11. Learn (produced by Ravage)
  • 12. Peanut Butta Up’s (produced by DJ Marmaduke)
  • 13. Keep Living f/ billy woods (produced by El-P)
  • 14. Imani (produced by Essex Dogs)
  • 15. Megagraphitti (produced by Zach-One)