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Cinder Hill

by Son Of Sam

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Brian Franklin
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Brian Franklin One of the best hip hop albums I've ever heard. Love the instrumentals, the vocals are deep and sick. Unforgettable. Favorite track: System Animal feat. Denmark Vessey.
Bellatrix45
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Bellatrix45 When you just connect and you just keep playing and playing. It makes a change to hear about real life. Favorite track: Come A Long Way feat. Masta Ace & Large Pro.
Sam Tweaks
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Sam Tweaks Brilliant collaborations throughout, fresh, funky, nods to the old school. Fantastic slab of hip hop
vinyl. Favorite track: Put It On Ya feat. Soundsci & Mr Thing.
Henrik
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Henrik What a great album that I have discovered by accident. I love the collaborations on this. It just connected from the very first time I listened to the album and I keep it on repeat ever since. Looking forward to the next album! Favorite track: Come A Long Way feat. Masta Ace & Large Pro.
Erik Lutsch
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Erik Lutsch Continuation might be one of my favourite hip hop tracks of all time. The orchestral strings just jump in and out, the beats have this awesome fluctuation, and the lyrics are punchy. Favorite track: Continuation feat. J-Live.
Richard Hoyle
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Richard Hoyle What an absolutely incredible album this is. recommended to every one with ears Favorite track: Coastin' feat. John Robinson.
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about

This album has been many years in the making. Around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like KRS-One and Raekwon. We wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio, we did however make lots of "one mic" recordings onto a mini-disk player. Tom kept hold of all of these recordings and in 2011 send copies of everything to the rest of the band. A short list of 30 were chosen to record properly. A basic studio was booked, and recording began, initially it was pretty basic, just drums, bass & keys with guitars overdubbed the following day. With these foundation rhythm tracks Tom went away and edited them, creating structure, extra layers and demo mixes. These demo mixes were used to send to MCs. It was decided to go with American MCs as the type of thing we listened to when we wrote a lot of our material was classic 90s hip hop. El Da Sensei & Sadat X were the first to respond to our request, and soon features were flying through ever other week. We actually had enough material for 2 albums, but picked what we wanted to represent our first release and continued to develop the material, including adding session musicians for harps, brass, strings and cuts. We chose 4 tracks to create videos for and got the ball rolling with various video makers. The final year was spent mixing, sequencing and deciding on artwork. The title Cinder Hill is reference to where the band spent many afternoons practicing at John & Joe's parent's house, their mum Maggie passed away in 2016 and the album is dedicated to her for her endless support and love for the music.

credits

released September 29, 2017

Produced by Tom Caruana

John Sam - Drums
Joe Sam - Bass & Guitars
Richard Halligan - Keys, saxes & flute
Tom Caruana - Percussion, piano, samples and clav on 10 & 14

Additional musicians:
Amy Turk - Harp
Dominic Sewell - Violin & viola
Rebecca Sewell - Violin on Flying Fist
TJ Holmes - Cello on Come A Long Way
Andy Watts - Trumpet on Across The Bridge, Deep Breath & Phenomenal Don
Laura Impallomeni - Trombone on Across The Bridge
Sabira Jade - Singing on Trees For The Jungle & Coastin'
Andy Vickery - Guitar solo on Put It On Ya
Mr Thing - Cuts on Put It On Ya
DJ Jon Doe - Cuts on Coastin'
DJ Manipulate - Cuts on Flying Fist, Soothsayers, System Animal & That's Facts
Dan Tuff - Cuts on Forward March

String Arrangements:
Continuation by Tom Caruana
Fighting Talk & Flying Fist by Richard Halligan
Come A Long Way by Richard Halligan & Dominic Sewell

Mixed & mastered by Doctor Mix (Doctormix.com)
Artwork by Rowan Burkam
Design by Rob Crespo (crespodesign.co.uk)

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Son Of Sam UK

Originally formed in around 2003, we started playing original hip-hop samples, taking inspiration from the goldmine left by David Axelrod, Galt MacDermot, The Meters and James Brown, lead to us supporting rap royalty such as KRS-One and Raekwon. In 2011 we recorded a bunch of our own material and spent the next few years getting some dope MCs to feature on them. ... more

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