La Côte West is Henry Canyons’ first official release since 2015’s Canyonland. Inspired by his experiences during the BoiSakré artist residency in Biarritz, France, La Côte West is an unusual project that reflects Henry’s unique vision. The regional landscapes and mood of Biarritz ( a small coastal surf town in the Southwest of France) leave their imprint all over this six song EP. Working with a different producer for each song, his efforts tie disparate sounds and lyrical vignettes into a stirring reflection of his two months in country.
Armand Hammer releases their music video for “It Was Written” from their forthcoming album ROME.
Available digitally on November 2, 2017 & Vinyl + CD on November 27, 2017
PRE-ORDER NOW = http://bit.ly/armandhammerbwz
“It Was Written” credits:
video direction by william woods
animation by m. Musgrove
song produced by August Fanon
vocals by Armand Hammer (billy woods & ELUCID)
mixed & mastered by Paul “Willie Green” Womack
assistant engineer Cedric Wilson
album artwork by Shane Ingersoll
Backwoodz Is Proud To Release Blockhead’s New Album On Vinyl & CD! Pre-orders Are Live Now! In Stores Sept 7, 2017.
Funeral Balloons is the new album from acclaimed producer & NYC fixture Blockhead [real name; Tony Simon]. Funeral Balloons is as bold and irreverent as the title suggests; from the uplifting and energetic mood of “A Bad Case Of The Sundays” to the spaced out airy grooves found on “UFMOG” all the way to the 1970’s car chase anthem like “Escape from NY”, the songs never stop in one place.
While, at it’s core, Funeral Balloons doesn’t stray far from the kind of music Blockhead has been making since his debut Music by Cavelight, his evolution as a producer is on full display, exploring different avenues and sounds with every new release and continuing to forge his own lane between the worlds of Hip hop and electronic music.
The album artwork is by Owen Brozman, a long time Blockhead collaborator, as well as the artist behind Aesop Rock & Blockhead’s opus Labor Days. The vinyl package consists of x2 black vinyls in a wide spine 12″ jacket. The CD comes in a 6 panel digipak. Also made only 50 album collector t-shirts! The pre-orders are available now directly from Backwoodz! Fat Beats Distribution can be contacted for wholesale inquiries.
Available NOW at Backwoodz, Bandcamp and on Friday At Your Favorite Digital Music Provider
Known Unknowns is the critically-acclaimed follow up to Blockhead & billy woods 2013 collaboration Dour Candy. Now Backwoodz is making the instrumental version available; featuring production by Blockhead & his longtime collaborator Aesop Rock, who contributed two beats. Known Unknowns is an album that people are calling one of 2017’s very best and the production is a big reason why.
The album is available for purchase NOW as MP3 (320kbps) zip download directly from Backwoodz Studioz online store as well as Bandcamp. By Friday it will be live at your favorite digital music provider (Spotify, Apple Music, etc).
ORDERS START SHIPPING ON JUNE 8th for BILLY WOODS’ NEW ALBUM!
Known Unknowns is billy woods’ new album, a follow-up to 2013’s Blockhead collaboration Dour Candy. Blockhead is still behind the boards here but there are also a couple beats from his longtime collaborator Aesop Rock. But the center of the whirlwind is still woods, who re-emerges from a two-year hiatus after releasing the avant-garde Today, I Wrote Nothing in early 2015. Known Unknowns finds the artist on more melodic ground, but still his esoteric, acerbic self, spinning verses equal parts joy and terror, wry wit and blind rage. There are guest appearances from ELUCID (Armand Hammer), as well as Aesop Rock, Homeboy Sandman, Googie, singer Barrie McLain and DJ Mo Niklz. Since Dour Candy, Blockhead has worked with Aesop, Sandman and MarQ Spekt but Known Unknowns shows that he and woods have developed their own unique chemistry. Here is the tracklist for the album…
- Bush League
- Snake Oil
- Wonderful feat. Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman
- Fall Back
- Groundhogs Day
- Everybody Knows
- Police Came To My Show
- Nomento feat. ELUCID
- Washington Redskins
- Tupac Jackets feat. ELUCID
- Source Awards
- Strawman feat. Googie & Barrie McLain
- Cheap Shoes
- Robespierre feat. Barrie McLain
The album features exclusive artwork for the vinyl & cd versions! The CD version includes a 20-page lyric book featuring illustrations by Ethan Hamilton on uncoated stock while the vinyl consisted of two pieces of colored transparent vinyl with side A/B a transparent red & side C/D a transparent blue both packaged in a gatefold jacket with stunning artwork by Shane Ingersoll. The gatefold outer spread will also be available as a t-shirt! All formats will start shipping on June 8th and will be available at your favorite physical & online retailer on June 9th.
Coming up on Thursday Decemebr 15 at DROM, Backwoodz Studioz is excited to be part of the 10th and Final Yule Prog / Progressive Hip-Hop Festival. The amazing lineup includes Denmark Vessey, Elucid, billy woods, Willie Green, Uncommon Nasa, Official MarQ Spekt, The Karma Kids, Sketch185, deem spencer, Taiyamo Denku w Shortrock & The Mighty Dj Mo Niklz!! Make plans to be here as you won’t want to miss the the 10th & LAST Yule Prog!!
Bring your best bars and win a Willie Green banger!
“The Man Of Bronze” is the new single from Willie Green’s Doc Savage. The song is a booming mix of hard drums and martial horns, the perfect backdrop for Henry Canyons and Googie to weave competing narratives. Along with the premiere of his new single “The Man of Bronze”, we are giving the opportunity for one fan to get a free custom beat from Green himself!!
Enter the Bronze Freestyle Challenge by posting a video of your best freestyle over THIS BEAT on social media and use the hashtag #BRONZECHALLENGE.
The judges panel consists of Backwoodz’ very own Armand Hammer, so bring your best bars and win a Willie Green banger!
It’s been a long time coming but it’s well worth the wait. We here at Backwoodz Studioz could not be any more proud to finally put this record out. Save Yourself is ELUCID’s solo debut and, as far as we are concerned, it’s simply an incredible piece of art. We thank you for your support, patience and we hope you agree.
DISCLAIMER on VINYL: Due to the process used to make this hand-mixed “grey marble” vinyl, each copy has it’s own unique coloring and may not look exactly like the image shown.
In advance of ELUCID’s upcoming album SAVE YOURSELF officially slated for release on April 15, 2016, here is OSAGE
This mysterious project is called Osage and it’s 16 minutes long, give or take. It features production and lyrics from ELUCID*, and billy woods shows up a couple times. It’s all new music that no one ever heard before, us included. And that’s about all we know. We weren’t really expecting this when we got it but it was really ill, so we said “thanks” and now we are giving it to you. Here at Backwoodz we have a very simple policy regarding gift horses. If you want a download or a physical copy of Osage, check out ELUCID’s Bandcamp in the coming days.
*Except for “House Keys” which was produced by Ohbliv