Moon Vegas

by Thugmasta J

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about

This album was put together over the course of a year. I spent a good four months listening to nothing, but 90s EDM so I could capture the feel of Electronic Music from that time. I was inspired by so many wonderful artists from that time, but I'd have to say my biggest influences were The Prodigy, Meat Beat Manifesto, Les Rhythm Digitales, Aphrodite, Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim, and Underworld. I listened to some more modern artists as well, such as Skrillex and Major Lazer.

I took ideas from those artists and styles and applied my own background in producing beats for Nerdcore Hip-Hop songs to create a retro, yet hip soundscape for the album. I also wanted to inject my own personal brand of humor into it to make Moon Vegas interesting enough to listen to both at a club and alone in your car driving to work.

Moon Vegas is also a concept album. The time period is the distant future where mankind has begun colonizing other planets and moons in our solar system. The two biggest colonies are our moon and Mars. The album focuses on Moon Vegas. It's a gambler's paradise 40 miles East of Moon Detroit. I accomplished tying it all together through the use of vocal samples and raps scattered throughout the album.

I did all this without rapping a single verse. For that I had a bunch of my friends contribute to the project to make it what it is today. I couldn't have done it without so many driven, talented, and dedicated people. There are guest verses from funky49, Tyt, Alpha Riff, King Pheenix, Starby, StarF, MC Wreckshin, Twill Distilled, and B-Type. I also got some great voice work from Dick Steel. Hire this man for voice overs! DJ Roborob mixed and mastered the whole thing after I composed the music and placed in the guest verses and samples. The artwork for the record was made by the very talented Madisin Taylor. Without her, this album wouldn't look half as cool.

Anyway, it would mean a lot to me if you checked it out. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy your trip to Moon Vegas.

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released January 5, 2016

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