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Your boys – Yaun Lee and Militia Sound Crew – are back with a banger!  A lot has happened since we released our last collab project, Take em by Surprise, in September 2010. This time, we’ve got more than just a few joints to rattle your speakers.

Guilty by Association (click through to download) is rammed with 10 tracks that are sure to have you bouncing off the walls when the beat drops.  It will also bring you some nasty looks from your neighbours.

For those of you who know me and my style, you’ll see that I’ve switched things up this time around. My flow is a little different – a bit more relaxed and nonchalant. This time around, I also focused more on setting the overall vibe rather then telling the story. I think it worked because I was able to just chill and have fun with it.

I put down 100% of the rhymes over 100% original riddms, 6 of the joints produced by me. (Tracks: 2- Hold Me Down,  3-Push, 5-Deep, 6-Do What You Want, 8-Turn it Up, 9-Guilty by Association).

As always, working with J.Gully was smooth – he always brings something fresh to the table. This time around, he eased off traditional dub sounds and brought in some minimalist post-dubstep (Tracks: 1-The Intro, 10-Out). Keep an eye out for future collabs – we’re not nearly done yet.

Working with Desta on this project was a pretty dope experience.  I’ve worked behind the scenes on a bunch of mixtapes, EP’s and mix cd’s with various mc’s and deejays but this one was a bit different because I was able to bring a street element – the mixtape – to a vocalist.

As a producer, I always aim to balance an artist’s personal style with something slightly different but not too far off the wall.  Desta comes from an old school reggae & soul background so I wanted to capture that essence while creating street anthems that work well on underground dance floors.

Highlight: “Separate/Fast or Slow” – not exactly reggae or dancehall, but a combination of the two topped off with a wobble bass at 140bpm.  The idea of putting a dubplate on the back of  a standard song brings the whole track back to a raw/rave feel where there are no rules.

The end result is a one drop, hip hop, dubstep & dancehall amalgam designed to rock out your iPod or your Serato.

Desta Tsion- “One Step Forward” DOWNLOAD