What began as competition between two hip hop producers turned into a 30 day beat making challenge from Seattle’s Paces Lift and St. Louis’ Ben Bounce. The result became the framework for their collaboration LP, Quick Trigger. Two years of fine tuning, mixing and mastering and their masterpiece was finally ready for consumption. The result is fourteen lo-fi, psychedelic, beat driven tracks sprinkled with bits of spaghetti western and old vinyl crackle. Highly sought after well beyond its original pricetage fetching for $60+ online, this is the first time it's being repressed and on 180gram vinyl. Pre-Order HERE
Paces Lift and Ben Bounce dropped by Suburban Pro Studios while in St. Louis to showcase their new album, Tropikoro for another episode of the Producer/Engineer series "Fruit Of The Boom". Hosted by Matt Sawicki and guest-host DJ Who, the fellas discussed the intention behind crafting Quick Trigger and how it lead to a more specific approach to sample-based production with the creation of Tropikoro. This is the first time Paces Lift & Ben Bounce have been interviewed together and its a treat! Listen to the full interview HERE.
- 2nd album by beat-battle competitors turned collaborators.
- 180gram LP pressed in limited Aqua/Blue color.
- Poly-lined inner sleeves & matte finish LP jackets.
- Original artwork, illustration and painting by Stevie Anderson. Front cover inspired by the Australian-Ni-Vanuatu film "Tanna" (2015). Back cover inspired by Philip Glass "Music in 12 Parts" (1971).
- Mastered for vinyl by Barry Corliss in Seattle, WA.
- Liner notes by Blake Gillespie
We're partnering with the fine folks of Fresh Produce Beat Battle to deliver a very special event. Wednesday May 2nd 10pm PST 8 Producers will go head to head using samples from Tropikoro, the new LP by Paces Lift & Ben Bounce. Broadcasting live from St. Louis right HERE