Posts Tagged ‘the lost soulquarian’

So yesterday started off solemnly. Paul Peirce has officially left the Celtics. The end of an era. My favorite athlete since I was five years old. However, I find that grim times offer an opportunity to truly highlight the good things in life, many of which I have, one of which is Backdraft‘s continuation of his The Lost Soulquarian project. I had been thinking recently that my Erykah Badu collection is certainly lacking. Next thing I know I find a best of both worlds occasion lying at my feet. Backdraft remixes her first ever single “On & On” from her debut Baduizm album, which won a Grammy in ’98. If you’ve been enjoying The Lost Soulquarian project so far, Backdraft offer good news:

“I decided to make this project an “Open-Ended Project,” meaning the tracks you see now will be available and as the future tracks come, they will be added to the collection. I feel it’s fitting, because as someone influenced by these artists/producers I can’t hold a candle to them musically so leaving it as an ongoing project shows there’s always room for advancement on my part.”

See his previous installments here


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Backdraft came through for us with another pre-release off The Lost Soulquarian remixtape. Following up on his Common/Pharrell/Q-Tip/Erykah Badu/J Dilla experiment, the “Come Closer (Fly Love Remix)”, which is one of the most tremendous remixes of 2013, he continues the pattern with Black Thought, the MC of The Roots, for those of you who don’t know who Black Thought is. It’s okay if you don’t, because now you do. Backdraft took his verses from The Roots’ collaboration with Amel Larrieux from the Down To Earth soundtrack, a film starring Chris Rock from 2001. Continue or begin to follow Backdraft and expect great things from this talented producer with whom Miles and I have shared words, wisdom, and words of wisdom with. Don’t allow yourself to miss out. Be the best you can be.

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We wrapped up our Spring semester with an awesome interview with Virginia producer Backdraft. We talk about the Virginia music scene as a whole, his upcoming project charity-based project Diasporic Connections, featuring globally spread African artists, and his Soulquarian remix tape, which is still in development.

Be sure to tune in to sMiles next week, who will be manning BEATSPILL Radio‘s summer block, Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8.


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Us here at Beatspill share an opinion that Backdraft is a producer that would be undeniably successful if given a golden opportunity. I have wondered what he would sound like with the addition of some of the genre’s greatest talents and this is a prime example. The roots of this song start at Common‘s Electric Circus with his song, Come Close. J Dilla took that and remixed it with the addition of vocals from Pharrell, Q-Tip and Erykah Badu. From that, Backdraft steps in to create this remix of Dilla’s take. This is exactly what I didn’t realize I was looking for from him. I’ve never wanted a major artist to see one of my posts so badly. I hope we get more from The Lost Soulquarian soon.

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