Mix Master Mike & Steve Jordan – The Gospel

Labels:Jay-Vee Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:04:04
From the Album:The Gospel
Formats:AAA,College,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rhythmic,Rock – Specialty
Available Date & Time: Jun 19 2020 14:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: n/a

MIX MASTER MIKE & STEVE JORDAN

 

NEW DUO ALBUM BEAT ODYSSEY 2020 OUT AUGUST 28 (JAY-VEE RECORDS)

 

“THE GOSPEL” the first single

 

Spinning @ WTMD & WCLX
 

Produced by Steve Jordan & Mix Master Mike

 

A note from Steve:

In 1968, when Dr. King was taken from the world and hope was in doubt, we kept marching. In 2020, we’re marching louder, longer and more collectively than ever before. We’re keeping the dreams and hopes alive for a just and peaceful society. We are all created equal.

 

Mix Master Mike and Steve Jordan bring you Beat Odyssey 2020 (August 28, Jay-Vee Records), a cinematic, improvised album, recorded live with turntables and drums, without sequencers or loops.  “We would play live, and just have these explosions,” describes Steve.  “We were on fire.” 

 

The duo is sharing the first song, “The Gospel,” dedicated to all the non-violent protestors this year, with a video that documents peaceful protests in America. 

 

“In a world of deception, we need a frequency to guide us all through,” adds Mike, who uses his turntable to get a gospel choir to speak in tongues.  “Welcome to “The Gospel.”  

 

The current protests run deep for Steve, whose father was part of The March on Washington in 1963, where he heard Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.   “In 1968, when Dr. King was taken from the world and hope was in doubt, we kept marching,” says Steve.   “In 2020, we’re marching louder, longer and more collectively than ever before.  We’re keeping the dreams and hopes alive for a just and peaceful society.  We are all created equal.” 

 

Steve and Mike met in 2014, when Jordan was music-directing the Emmy awards.  He felt the orchestra needed a turntablist.  “Mike freakin’ blew my head off,” remembers Steve.  “I had never heard anyone do what he did before, on such a musical level. He invigorated the entire orchestra.”  Jordan credits the duo’s melodic improvisation to their shared knowledge of jazz. “Mike can pull up a Lee Morgan vibe, or a thing inspired by some of my favorite musicians and composers.”  

 

Mike adds, “We have our own formula, without even talking about it.” 

 

About Mix Master Mike 

Mix Master Mike is a self-described “music historian” who knows over 200,000 records by heart, from front to back.  “I know where the breaks are, I know where the solo flutes are, all this stuff. They’re mentally logged in my head.”  A three-time consecutive winner of the DMC World title and founding member of the Invisbl Skratch Piklz, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Beastie Boys, and in 2013 was the first turntablist to perform at the Kennedy Centre Honors, scratching “Rockit” with Herbie Hancock.  

 

About Steve Jordan 

Steve Jordan, a multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer, musical director, composer, drummer/multi-instrumentalist has “helped expand the vocabulary of modern music,” as the late Billboard editor Timothy White put it. A stylistic polymath, he has recorded with the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Chick Corea, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.  Steve is also the co-founder of Jay-Vee Records and The Verbs, his band with Meegan Voss. 

 

 

 “The Gospel” Directed by Anaka Marie and Produced by Steve Jordan and Hart Perry. The Gospel is the first single from Mix Master Mike & Steve Jordan’s upcoming Beat Odyssey 2020 project due out 08.28. on Jay-Vee Records

 

 

www.jayveerecords.com

www.mixmastermike.com

@jayveerecords
 

 

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