If you didn’t already know, we are fans of great music around here. We try to provide you at least one selection each season to help you cope with the transition and appreciate the change. Living in the moment can be difficult but when you have a suitable soundtrack it becomes much easier.
We are also fans of visual art and always select one of our favorite artists to feature their work on the cover. This time we sent an early release of the the mix Defsound created to one Lani Trock, who took the time to listen and enjoy the sound offering and make a selection of images that she felt accompanied the audio.
What we’ve found is that inspiration is cyclic and Def was inspired by her images as well. Please enjoy the sounds and images that have been chosen for you to experience. The mix is available for download as well so you can take it with you on the go.
For more mixes and music from Defsound, follow him on Soundcloud here.
As you listen to the music,feel free to learn a little about the artwork.
Def Sound’s Loose Change mixes have fed so many of my photo shoots and gatherings I felt compelled to give back a little and I asked if he wouldn’t mind collaborating on this project and we came to the idea that I might be able to provide a visual to accompany the mix a.k.a. the coverart.
I thought it would be great to do Def’s face in coins and that was the initial idea. I hadn’t realized I only had 24 hours to finish the job.
The night I was supposed to finish I almost gave up on the idea because i couldn’t get my head around it but I called up Mr. Sound and he was really passionate about the idea. I knew I didn’t want to let him down.
I dug in my pocket and literally pulled out the all loose change I had. It was a little over a dollar in quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies these coins ended up making one of the draft covers.
Below are a few of the images that inevitably led to the final art which you see at the top of the page.
I had almost given up completly on the idea of the face but ofcourse I was listening to the wrong music for creating the art. As soon as I put on LC vol. 6 I finished the art and sent Def the final version.
It is a true MIX meaning that is thought out selection of vibes designed to make you feel good, and you will.
Happy Holidays Citizens
Loose Change Vol.6:My.Presence.Is.A.Gift.
X Mas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio
You Could Easily Have Me by Metronomy
I Got Bass by Busta Rhymes
Scars by Basement Jaxx
Bright Lights Bigger City by Cee-Lo Green
You Know My Style by Nas
I’m Loaded by Droop-E
Cher Chez La Ghost by Ghostface
All Talk by Kid CuDi
Don’t Stop by CRS
End of Your World (Mama’s Back) by J*Davey
My Step by LittleDragon
Still Sound by Toro Y Moi
The Drifters by Mike Nova
The Snooze By RC
Shiny Suit Theory by Jay Eltronica, Jay-z and The Dream
Xmas in Harlem By Kanye West and a bunch of people
Luchini by Camp Lo
Shrimp by Mr. Scruff
Just Being Myself by Dionne Warwick
Help Yourself by Amy Winehouse
AM/FM by !!! (Pronounced chic! chic! chic!)
SlnGBNGrs! by Blu
Goal/Wide by Javelin
SLR by Lupe Faisco
Piece of Mind by Linkwood
Time 2 get it togetherby Marvin Gaye
Just Dreamin’ by Richard Wright & Belvi feat. Def Sound