"Action Shots is the new EP from Baltimore beat-maker Jumbled. Living in a Soundcloud world, collaborations between producers and emcees are trickled out as singles—so in an effort to avoid that, Jumbled compiled [six] new songs together in this EP," Baltimore producer, Power Pop drummer, and high school engineering teacher John Bachman (aka Jumbled) wrote within a recent emailed press release. Maybe most notably, Bachman's Action Shots EP marks the premier of his latest rapper-producer duo, Bully Preston formed with one half of Dwell & salk. from his The Witzard-premiered [I wish it was longer] single, "Train of Thought." "He misspoke when asking about a Billy Preston beat and it stuck (pretty obvious), but I think he's recorded 4-5 songs already and more to come," Jumbled said, as he detailed the origins of Bully Preston's name; a minor faux pas on Dwell's part, when once referring to "Fifth Beatle" and legendary Rock "N" Roll and Soul-Funk electric piano and keyboard player, Billy Preston. It seems as though in addition to "Bang The Bongo," Jumbled says that he and Dwell have about 4-5 more songs recorded and stashed, which may eventually end up turning into either a proper Bully Preston EP or full-length.
Action Shots EP additionally features the sharp-tongued rhyming talents of Southern Maryland emcee Dot Com Intelligence—whom Jumbled met at a recent MGNTK Champion Sound label showcase, ferocious femcee Nyoka Ny-D, Frederick-based spitter JBerd, and long-time friend Jack Wilson, who selected "Time to Shake 'em"'s beat "ages ago, but revisited it recently." Now, I have to admit, I'm a bit biased, as John Bachman is a close personal friend, frequent collaborator, and generous Baltimore music-funneling business associate; since meeting Jumbled earlier this year, we've worked closely together on a number of projects, including a profile on his recently revived Power Pop band Soft Peaks, an interview surrounding his impeccable [I wish it was longer] album, and its companion Dwell & salk.-assisted "Train of Thought" music video, which I was proud to be able to premier right here at The Witzard. Jumbled's Action Shots EP is currently available for streaming or download from his Boom-Bap-laden personal Soundcloud page, just in time for the weekend, and be sure to keep an eye and ear out for Bully Preston's impending EP or album-length project!