Joe Kickass: The Average Joe (LP, Gold 12 Inch, Digital)
After the success of his previous releases, Amsterdam based Joe Kickass sets out to create a worthy follow-up to his ‘Mind Joe’ legacy. It’s been a long time coming but now his second full length album, ‘The Average Joe’ is finally here. Named in celebration of the millions of unique stories that make every individual the person they are, this record gives a little more insight into the man behind the mic. The past years leading up to this release have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride, with a lot of things happening in Joe’s personal as well as artistic life. All of the different resulting emotions and contemplations are reflected in the diversity and maturity of his sophomore LP.
Besides crafting his own beats, Joe enlisted a small army of talented musicians to contribute to this album. From the nu-soul sounds and vocals of Sacha Vee, via the dusty warmth of Vinyl Frontiers to the boombap vibes of Polish veterans O.S.T.R. and DJ Haem, just to name a few of the influences and collaborators on ‘The Average Joe’. In addition, with trustworthy partners in crime Killing Skills as the executives, every track is produced into perfection. With this second LP, released on gold colored vinyl, Joe is taking Project: Mooncircle back to it’s legendary hip hop roots. The Average Joe kicks ass, indeed.
Mastered by Sven Friederichs. Artwork by Joe Kickass & Erjee. A&R: Gordon Gieseking & Aine Devaney.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
OK-Tho February 8th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. PUNA January 28th, 2014 feature with the song Reach The Top – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration February 19th, 2014 feature – READ. Basic Soul Radio February 24th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. 22Tracks.com February 27th, 2014 feature with the song Switch – LISTEN. Audio Texture February 24th, 2014 feature with the song The Average Joe – LISTEN. 3Voor12 March 7th, 2014 album stream – LISTEN. The Find Magazine March 9th, 2014 feature – READ. HIPHOP IN JE SMOEL March 9th, 2014 album review – READ. ILL SOCIETY March 18th, 2014 album review – READ. MDR | Sputnik March 24th, 2014 album feature – LISTEN. HipHop 360 (China) March 17th, 2014 album feature – LISTEN. U Call That Love March 16th, 2014 album feature – READ.
|01.||Reach The Top||Produced by Loscobeat & Killing Skills|
|02.||Switch||Produced by Vinyl Frontiers & Killing Skills|
|03.||Make A Move||Produced by Joe Grimey & Killing Skills|
|04.||Superhero Stuff||Produced by Chef Red & Killing Skills|
|05.||Crossfader Ft. Sacha Vee||Produced by Joe Kickass & Killing Skills|
|06.||Feel Alright||Produced by Killing Skills|
|07.||Just So You Know||Produced by Chef Red & Killing Skills|
|08.||The Right Melody||Produced by Killing Skills, Erjee & Sacha Vee|
|09.||Gardener||Produced by Bathtub Piracy|
|10.||Splowg||Produced by Joe Kickass|
|11.||Shadow Knows Ft. Sacha Vee||Produced by Killing Skills, Joe Kickass & Erjee|
|12.||The Big Bang||Produced by Chef Red & Killing Skills|
|13.||Hey Joe Ft. DJ Haem||Produced by O.S.T.R.|
|14.||Holding On Ft. Sacha Vee||Produced by Vinyl Frontiers & Killing Skills|
|15.||The Average Joe||Produced by Moods|
|Title:||The Average Joe|
|Format:||LP, Gold 12 Inch, Digital|
|Date:||07. March 2014|