Earlier this week, San Francisco producer Mars Today released his new instrumental album, AWAKE. This project is extremely smooth and is a must listen by true hip-hop fans. Check out what he had to say about the project:
This project is somewhat of a diversion from my usual song-based work. It’s made up of eight instrumentals specifically crafted to take listeners on a cerebral, meditative journey. I did not want to make a standard beat-tape that folks would rap over, or use as background music, so I added vocal samples (Mooji) to help guide the experience, and in doing so created something I hope will inspire self-analysis and contemplation. I took almost two years to polish this series of beats, reaching out to some of the best musicians in the Bay Area, (bass, guitar, horns) to help formulate the proper vibes.
Stream/download AWAKE below.