ALBUM PREMIERE: KENNY SEGAL “KENSTRUMENTALS VOL. 3: TRAVELOG”
Kenny Segal is a producer extraordinaire as well as half of the Kleenrz and the Jefferson Park Boys. He’s got a tradition of Kenstrumental releases that are sort of a beat version of DVD commentary—different or maybe original versions of existing songs plus unreleased and/or newly finished tracks that somehow fit perfectly, all put together to tell a certain kind of story. This latest installment includes verisons of songs from open mike eagle‘s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, Busdriver‘s Perfect Hair and milo’s Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!, and is plotted around Segal’s globetrotting adventures. Says Segal:
“For this third installment of the Kenstrumentals beat tape series I decided to theme it off my recent travels. Last year found me in New Zealand and Taiwan, as well as all over the Pacific Northwest on tour. I saw and experienced a lot of crazy stuff and its definitely influenced the music I’ve been making lately! Once again I’ve adhered to the formula of previous Kenstrumentals beat tapes in that I mixed together some unreleased instrumentals of rap songs I have produced along with a bunch of brand new beats. This time around you can find instrumentals from milo and open mike eagle’s latest projects as well as a few classics from back in the day. You’ll notice a few of the rap song instrumentals are labeled with the original song title plus [dub]. These ones are exact instros to the rap song. A number of the other rap song instrumentals have names that are not related to the rap song. For these ones I thought it would be interesting to put out the original beats as I gave them to the MC before they wrote a song to it. I thought these versions are often better formatted for instrumental listening as well as it gives a little insight into the process of creating the songs. The names for those ones are the original names I had given to those beats when i made them. And the brand new beats are mostly named after various things I experienced abroad last year.”
Kenstrumentals Vol. 3 is out today on cassette and digital via L.A.’s Dome of Doom label—get a copy here!