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Title: DJ STR - The Main Stream (Debut Instrumental Album) Double-LP, CD, Cassette
Post by: --Vance-- on September 21, 2020, 06:06:55 AM
Wassup Dub-Fam! It's been a log ass time since I posted something on here. But I still check the site.

It's time to present you my very own debut album! I worked 4 years on it, and it was a big dream to me, to have an own physical album on the market. Of course it's also available on streaming platforms.
But let's talk about the genre "Instrumental Hip Hop". Of course I've studied all the greats that inspired me in my 20 Years experience of Hip Hop culture. Now with 31 years, I could finally realize it.
I don't know if y'all guys are into this kind of genre, but out here in Europe it's pretty big since the "Lo-Fi" sound is getting more attention.

Here's a description of the album:

"The Main Stream includes 20 tracks of passionate and harmonic instrumental hip hop beats, which will remind the listener of the golden era of the 90s and early 2000s and bring it to the future. The goal is to keep the classical art of sampling in the purest form. It was made within 4 years of learning and evolving different techniques to fully get the right vibe. The sound of the album is cohesive by bringing in recurring events such as punchy snares, fully loaded kicks and variations of funky hi-hats and sleigh bells. The way of bringing the melodies together is important as well. Sometimes it's a loop taken, but mostly DJ STR tries to trick the listener and bring out a totally new form of composition by flipping the samples and playing own melodies on top of it. DJ Sperrow of the critically acclaimed Tru Comers heavyweights mastered the album to put the rugged blast on."

Please check it out and give me some feedback  8) So far I've received very good reactions and that makes me proud!

Here you go for streaming:


Excuse me for not knowing how to post youtube-videos anymore  :laugh:

Here are the videos:


I made 100 Cds, 100 Cassettes and 300 Vinyl (20 Cds, 70 Tapes and 150 Vinyl left) :)

Much love!
Title: Re: DJ STR - The Main Stream (Debut Instrumental Album) Double-LP, CD, Cassette
Post by: --Vance-- on September 21, 2020, 06:11:02 AM
By the way I also draw the cover  8) Music will always be my first love, but I am very lucky to work as a teacher here in Switzerland (mainly art) so that's why I said to myself "I will fucking do this album, doesn't matter if I will benefit from it"

Check my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dj.str/?hl=de