Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Rolled Gold Returns with A Different Cloth, Vol. 1 EP Featuring Samples Culled from Talented Family & Friends (@RolledGoldBeats)

Just last year, Philly's own beat-twisting producer and multi-instrumentalist Harry Metz AKA Rolled Gold self-released a slew of original projects including "Nite Owl's Theme" Feat. Ai​-​Que & Reef The Lost Cauze, Boogieman Dela's Broken Watch 02: Future Currents EP, Rolled Gold's Healthy A$$ Breakfast, a remix of Career Crooks' "Clock's Ticking" with Wino Willy, and a remix of his own production work on Boogieman's "Hustler." Now, Rolled Gold has returned with a New Year's Eve/Day release entitled A Different Cloth, Vol. 1; prior to release, @RolledGoldBeats himself described it as "100% original Soulful-a$$, Jazzy, dusty grimy-a$$ beats, [and] remix snippets from the homies..." A Different Cloth, Vol. 1 is the first installment in a planned instrumental/remix EP series, which itself, is a quasi-progression of last year's Rolled Gold's Healthy A$$ Breakfast. However, while Rolled Gold's Healthy A$$ Breakfast was one continuous 8-minute track, A Different Cloth is broken up into seven different 2-minute tracks with a total runtime of nearly 14 minutes.

Rolled Gold has recruited a crew of his rapping friends from Philly including Reef The Lost Cauze, Rapper O.H.M. Uncle Crimson & Boogieman Dela, and Visto, who appear in order across A Different Cloth. "Each beat is made by sampling his own compositions, engineered and performed by himself and a select few friends and family members. Decorated with short, Chopped & Screwed cuts from songs Rolled has produced and/or engineered with his vocalist associates, he illustrates a journey with field recordings and smooth, psychedelic transitions," Harry Metz continued. For the majority of his productions for the past two years, Rolled Gold has been earnestly producing, composing, and recording music with his friends and family to use as sample material. His full-length release will, actually, be an album created from said recording sessions, featuring singers, emcees, and uniquely-crafted musical arrangements. Rolled Gold's latest, A Different Cloth, Vol. 1, is currently available to stream or download from his Bandcamp & YouTube pages and will soon become available on like-minded digital streaming services in the coming weeks.

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