Jamie 3:26 and Masalo and Sameed - Testify - Local Talk / LT074RP
On Local Talk s 74th release it s about time to get real...and we re not only talking about the music! This a heavy and political record that through music expresses the constant struggle for many African Americans living in the US today. Or like Jamie 3:26 said after he first heard Sameed s initial version - it instantly hit me with the raw pain and emotion of the lyrics. There is so much struggle in the world today, many black men and women are in emotional, mental and spiritual battles. The message is delivered over two tracks, Testify and Can t U . Both tracks are using the same themes and samples but with a distinct difference on the end result. On the A side we find Chicago legend Jamie 3:26 teaming up with Amsterdam s new shining star Masalo (Brighter Days crew) for a gospel inspired Disco / House jam that comes with a slight warehouse feel and a thumping bassline that is 100% on point On the flip Sameed is back on Local Talk with Can t U . A track that uses the same foundation as Testify but instead goes straight for that dirty disco knock out punch...heavy stuff! As an extra bonus we also included Dusty Jazz , a fender rhodes driven Jazz-House cut from Sameed that sounds like it comes straight from a dark juke joint in Manchester.