Here’s a recording I made in my studio one day, a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”… one of the best Marvin tunes, in my opinion. The beat is from one of Billy Martin’s “Illy B Eats” drum loop albums. I don’t remember what the guitar setup was but it had a really grimy harmonic thing going on where it almost sounds like a harmonica.
The tunes I played with Jay-Z at the Garden last year really turned my head around on the sound I want to go for. Hip hop with sweeping chord changes and a guitar approach that’s really gritty and bluesy. I’m already gearing up in my head for the next time I hit down in the studio. Getting back into the MPC, slicing up old records, creating beats and then trying to find the chord structures and melodies that stick to it the right way. The next album is a return to the blues x soul x pop x guitar mentality.