In the Spring of 2009, producer/engineer/mixer BENAMIN, had a meeting with the rising Brooklyn emcee Fresh Daily, to discuss possible future collaborations.
Upon meeting at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU, where BENAMIN was finishing his senior year, the two artists found that they shared a common direction in sound and taste.
They saw the future of Hip-Hop music in a similar light and realized that the sound they wished to portray in their next immediate releases was very much the same.
This meeting resulted in a collaboration that would become the E.P. you now see before you, as well as Fresh Daily's recent mixtape Tomorrow is Today (available at freshdaily.bandcamp.com
), which was recorded and mixed by BENAMIN. It is a sound that blends genres and influences to create Hip-Hop laced with electronic elements. Hard beats, sweeping synths, and bass lines that bump.
The Times E.P. was initially created as BENAMIN's thesis project to be presented to a panel of industry professionals at NYU in May, 2009. He pressed up 200 copies for hand to hand distribution in order introduce listeners to his music and craft. The Times E.P. is a step in a new direction for Fresh Daily, meanwhile underlying his lyrical ability. It accurately portrays BENAMIN's production styles and showcases his skill as an engineer/mixer.
Download the E.P, turn the volume up, and let it bump.
Also check out the video for Apollo 13: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTo3PFe2ieE
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released 05 January 2010
All Songs Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by:
All Lyrics written by:
Fresh Daily (M.Richardson)
except for "Hanging On", which includes additional lyrics written by:
P. SO (A.Ampadu) and Print (C.Peterson-Faust)
Live Drums on "Hanging On" performed by: