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Friday 25, Oct, 2013

Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop

Stamp Out Reality

The Album "Stamp Out Reality" is the musical manifest of Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop. A diverse mix of different styles which reflects their unique live concept. On the one hand you have classic hip hop joints like "Predominant" ft. Mr. lif or "Oh Really" ft. Mr. Complex, on the other you might listening to Miami's Old School Funk legend Blowfly on "The Pussy Song", cuban diva Malena Perez from NYC on the latin influenced "Rare Occasion, heavy break stompers like "Wah Wah Wah"" or a funk cover version of the 80s electro classic "Al Naafiysh". The concept of the album is to display the diversity of the two maestros, coming from different backrounds, met inside the hip hop culture and travelling through the paths of 21st century funk. 
Two Turntables And A Funky Piano
The Artists Marc Hype began his DJ career, inspired by the late great Jam Master Jay, in 1988 and went through the several decades of hip hop with countless releases, tours and competitions like the ITF championships, which he won twice in 98 & 99. During this time he collaborated and recorded with artists like the Juice Crew legend Masta Ace, Souls Of Mischief, DJ Z-Trip, Killa Kela & Mr. Lif. Over the years his record collection and his musical mind expanded and led him to all kinds of funky music. His selection on the decks as on production is freestyle, always with a unique groove, no matter the genre. 
Jim Dunloop began to train as a classical piano player at the age of four. At his minor age he was analyzing the compositions of Gershwin and Bruback, leading to a keen interest in jazz music. He quickly developed his knowledge of the creative works of many great jazz/funk pianists such as Herbie Hancock , Bob James , Chick Corea and Adam Makiewicz. 
In the year 2004 they both met in Berlin for the first time and quickly began to collaborate on shows and production. Their first vinyl releases on the infamous Milk Crate label, "The Antique Anthem", "Bombay Raw" & "Finale 74", were very succesful in the worldwide dj-circuit, followed by a cover version of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican" in 2006, which was dubbed by UK's Jazzman Gerald as "the" version to have. On the remix tip they build a strong reputation with works for artists lie All Good Funk Alliance, Deela or Kid Gusto.Their past tour schedule proved their ability to rock internationaly with stops allover europe as in NYC, Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia, Israel & Australia. 
The live performance of Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop is best defined as a mix of DJing, Turntablism and the highest of piano art. Together they gain 50 years of musical experience! 
The Vocalists B Worrell – Blake Worrell is one of the rapper’s behind Berlin’s infamous muppet-posse „Puppetmastaz“ – best known for their LP’s „Creature Funk Radio“ and „The Takeover“, as well as their legendary live performances.  
Malena Perez – Born in Atlanta, raised in New York, rooted in Cuba. Malena Perez gained first attention with her debut LP „Stars“ in 2006, for which she worked with e.g. Kenny Dope, Michael Johnson, Alix Alvarez and Osunlade. Besides that she’s running her own independent label „Cubanita Groove“. Malena is living in Berlin. 
Flomega – His raspy voice sounds like the missing link between the fat bloke from the Commitments and Lemmy from Motörhead. Originally from Bremen, Flomega is now living in Berlin. After collaborating with artists like Suff Daddy, Retrogott or Lefties Soul Connection, the „Joe Cocker of B-Boy“ is currently tearing down walls with his band „The Ruffcats“.  
Mr. Complex – Constantly on the scene since 1995, Queensbridge representative Mr. Complex released several solo-LP’s, worked with Mr. Lif, Pharoahe Monch or Morcheeba and was part of the Supergroup „Polyrhythm Addicts“ (w/ DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Apani B Fly and Tiye Phoenix). 
Mr. Lif – The Philadelphia based rapper, originally from Boston, is often referred to as one of the most eloquent and politically aware MC’s of his time. He is best known for his work with El-P and his Def-Jux label. He has released 3 solo studio-albums, is part of The Perceptionists (w/ Akrobatik and Fakts One) and was also featured on Marc Hype’s debut LP „1973*Recon“ („Pull Out Your Cut“). 
Blowfly – Born as Clarence Reid in Georgia in 1945, Blowfly worked as a songwriter for people like Sam & Dave, Gwen McCrae or Betty Wright during the 1960’s and 70’s. When he started recording under his own moniker „Blowfly“ he became not only the alleged first rapper ever but also the godfather of explicit lyrics. Since 2005 he’s also been recording with avantgarde punk icons Jello Biafra and Otto von Schirach and toured with Die Ärzte. 
Lady Daisey – With her parents playing in a Top 40–coverband, Lady Daisey was literally raised on the road. She learned to sing and play at an early age and after testing the waters with several band projects, she hooked up with her nowadays husband to form „Heavenly Noises“. She lives in Florida and Berlin. 
Sara De Bourgeois – Sara is the voice behind Marc Hype and Jim Dunloop’s seminal version of Babe Ruth’s „The Mexican“. Sara was further affiliated with the project „Mindmusic“. 
Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - “The Antique Anthem / Blockbusta” (2005; Milk Crate Rec.)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - “Bombay Raw” (2005; Milk Crate Rec.)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop – “Finale 74“ / “Finale 74 Remix“ feat. Nat Ill (2006; Milk Crate Rec.)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop – “The Mexican“ feat. Sara de Bourgeois (2006; Melting Pot Music)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop – “Supastars" (2007; Milk Crate Rec.)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Opus Daily" Mix CD (2007; Melting Pot Music)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Point Blank" / " Wah Wah Wah" (2008; Melting Pot Music)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Rare Occasion" ft. Malena Perez / "Al Naafiysh (The Soul)" (2009; Melting Pot Music)• Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - "Stamp out Reality" LP/CD/Digital (2009; Melting Pot Music)

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Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop

Country: Germany
Genres: hip-hop, funk and breaks