Starship 27 Vol. 1 (Digital out via Animal Kingdom X HVW8, 2009)
IRS-010: Starship Vol. 2 TAKE OFF' 2X12"/Digital (ltd. to 1,000 on blue vinyl)
IRS-010.5 Starship 27 Vol. 2 BONUS 45 (ltd. to 300 on green vinyl)
IRS-010.7 Starship 27 Vol. 2 Bonus Cuts Sides A & B (on virtual yellow vinyl)
In 2009, an album emerged out of nowhere like a UFO sighting called Starship 27. The album, curated by DJ, drummer and producer, J-1 a.k.a. The Deer, featured an assortment of West Coast beat producers including Dam Funk, DIBIA$E, P.U.D.G.E., Ras G, Devonwho, and House Shoes.
If this is your first time hearing about the Starship 27 phenomenon or you just haven't been able to find it, we've re-upped the original record and it's available for free download HERE!
This time around on Vol. 2, we see the same cast coming back as well as the list of tracks and producers expand to include music by Flame Brown (Bling 47), Eric Lau, I-Ced, Coultrain, B. Bravo, The Kone and Teeko comes back with his amazing group F.A.M.E. As well as also releasing a bonus 45 with unreleased FONK from Georgia Anne Muldrow and 'low budget kingpin', Kev Brown on the flip side.
With Starship 27 vol. 2, J1 becomes the curatorial captain guiding the spacecraft on its voyage.
He’s released several beat tapes and podcasts through Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), including “Attack of The Deer” and “The You Tube EP.” After what was a completely improvised Super Session at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, Master Blazter, the supergroup comprised of Computer Jay, Dam Funk, and J1, has grown to be one of the foremost bands on the funk/soul/boogie scene, and Dam-Funk's live band.
When asked about it, J1- replies, “the secret to the name will be revealed on the 3rd installment of the trilogy…next year. Stay tuned Ya’ll…”
A-live - Didn't I
Jordan Rockswell - Air
Dibia$e - Attention
Flame Brown (Waajeed) - Blues & Pants
J1 - Slang Talk
House Shoes - Castles
P.U.D.G.E. - Didn't Wanna DJ
Eric Lau - 8001
Cali Fire Commission (J. Bizness & Ayiro) - CFC Reason 2 Riff
(ayiro.bandcamp.com & jbizness.bandcamp.com)
I- Ced - Westcoast-Rock
Black Spade & Coultrain - B Wit U
(twitter.com/blackspade & myspace.com/coultrainmusic)
F.A.M.E. - Superfuturisticfunkalatapus
Dam-Funk - I Don't Just Do Beats
Devonwho - Somethingelseagain
B. Bravo - Midnite
Kone - Funk 3481
Computer Jay - The Slapper
Ras G - Try-Angles
Nofrendo - Deep Space Heartache (Digital Only)
Bonus 45 Tracklist:
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Get Down!
Kev Brown - It Never Ends