Guest producer Eastside Lock takes the helm at Fuzz Deluxxe on this week’s installment, and the result is a savage drumbeat. O-man finds a simple-yet-hypnotic piano loop and G Koop adds some clavinet & guitar.
Anthony Caruso gives us a brief history of the piano amp & morphs a vocal “Woah” into a gutteral robot noise.
JPBIGSHOT goes deep on the verse.
In this installment of G Koop & O-man, violinist Lauren Avery graces Fuzz Deluxxe with her formidable violin and viola skills. Koop knocks out a loop for her to play, and Lauren quickly layers all the elements of a full string section. Caruso wastes no time stacking the strings and getting the mix just right.
Longtime friend and collaborator Futurist Philip lends his artist’s eye and documents the recording session in stunning clarity.
O-man knocks some live piano and drums into the mix, and Koop rounds it all out with some classic synth arpeggios and bass.
Young Gully comes in with a murderous verse.
sayknowledge raised the bar this week when he came into Fuzz Deluxxe with 2 killin verses and knocked ‘em out in less time than it takes to watch this video. Much respect. Hope you enjoy this week’s installment of G Koop & O-man.
We are humbled that Fuzz Deluxxe has become a regular stop for members of the the Parliament-Funkadelic camp. In Vol 47, we welcome the legendary Garrett Shider who wasted no time laying down a wash of guitar ambiance and stacking a big, old-school choir. We spent a day tracking and filming, and the next day Garrett’s brother Marshall Seedless Shider joined us to record the rap.
G Koop suggested the topic “money” and the two brothers went to work creating a vocal performance about the “root of all evil, ruler of the people.” We can all relate.
O-man sneaks in some clavinet & lead synth, Caruso adds some fuzz guitar and helps sweeten the mix.
This video follows a train of thought from conception to execution as we welcome pop sensation Blush to Fuzz Deluxxe for their second GKOM appearance. G Koop captures the sound of five lovely voices (Alisha, Angeli, Ji Hae, Nacho, & Victoria) as they combine to form a luscious choral sample reminiscent of The Beatles’ “Because.”
Veteran rappers Willie Joe and Markese came through with fresh heat, and the entire construct and performance plays out in this behind-the-scenes look at the GKOM artistic process.