Willbe feat. Sear – Back, Back, Back {mtw021}

Artist: Willbe feat. Sear
Title:
Back, Back, Back
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw021
Release Date:
2001/04/08


Continuing on the Mono211 (breaks+eclectic) side-label odyssey, we come across French hiphop instrumentalist Willbe (last seen as one of the winners of the Laurent Garnier remix competition, getting his mix pressed up onto limited vinyl by F Communications!), who’s kindly slung us this scratchadelic tribute to Mono211, who are indeed back, back, back.

So, with the help of super-scratcher Sear, this headnodder loops up pianos, rock-solid beats, and strings with super nimble scratching skills and smart sourcematerial to provide a ninja excuse to bop yr hed like a gonk. And with a vinyl climax pitchshifting up to end things off proper, this is why Willbe’s got a real bright future – the boy’s got style, roight?


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Back, Back, Back

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Smash & Willbe – Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix) {mtw018}

Artist: Smash & Willbe
Title:
Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix)
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw017
Release Date:
2001/01/28


When the clamoring for a relaunch of Mono211 died down, we released that we’d been concentrating a little too much on the downbeat, abstract side of things, and it was good to open up with some _real_ kickin’ stuff on our breakbeat break-beast of a sublabel.

So here we are, and the first release sees English jazz-ster, Smash, as remixed by talented French instrumental hiphop-meister, Willbe, _THEN_ remixed by the mercurial Hoffman, who’s been with Mono right from the start, even part of our first ever release. And he’s only getting better, folks – this measured breaks-remix blends techno, jungle, and nu-skool breaks in an gunshot-sharp way. Still seems like the sound of the future to us, and with forthcoming eruptions from DJ Nova, Darkhalo and Willbe feat. Sear pushing the point even further, we predict a sunny break-filled 2001 throughout the Mono211 sublabel area.

But for now, the mellow keys + outrageous snare-hits of Hoffman’s steppah remix transmogrifies Smash+Willbe’s super original into the way we want to go on – stylish and hard-hitting to a tee, but different, subtly different.


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Separate Ways (Hoffman’s Hardware Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


WillBe – From Coast To Coast {rel#146}

Artist: WillBe
Title:
From Coast To Coast
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
rel#146
Release Date:
1998/08/27


Back from a break with another guest track, this time from the rather smart French musician WillBe, courtesy of Theralite. A real headnodder, this one, something to put on repeat play whilst you chill out and do some work or read the paper or just have a snooze. Background chant courtesy of.. damn.. who is it again.. Jeru? Nah, some rap kid.. Shyheim? it’ll come back to us 🙂


Tracklist:
01 – From Coast To Coast [IT] [FLAC] [MP3]

Additional Files:
file_id [DIZ] [PNG]
m_coa [NFO] [PNG]
m_nu [REL] [PNG]

*FLAC & MP3 zips also include the original versions.