In 2004 the producer Gin Joints and the rapper Young Ivy were living on different continents. Ivy had moved from Luleå in northern Sweden to USA for high school studies, and later college. During the end of summer 2004 Young Ivy returned to Sweden for a vacation and to visit friends and family. This also became a conjugal visit with music. During three hectic weeks of writing and recording he and Gin Joints managed to produce the material to this EP.
During the recording of the tracks Gin Joints didn’t have studio so he had to sit on the floor in some friends apartment whilst Young Ivy had to squeeze himself into a closet with a mic.
After Young Ivy left to go back to the US, Gin Joints mixed the Ep and managed to get guest verses from Planet Asia and Kashal-Tee. The plan was to release the EP on vinyl but due to problems with distributors the EP was never released. Until now. 5 years later the Ep is finally ready to be released. The EP is available through iTunes, Amazon, Napster and other digital music vendors as well as trough Spotify. But Gin Joints is a generous and also offers it as a free download! I’ve listened to it a couple of times now and I really recommend you to download this!
Gin Joints is currently working on a mixtape which will feature appearances from Supersci, Adam Tensta, Prop Dylan and Kid Colt amongst others.
The group Trainspotters, consisting of George Kaplan and Rewind, has made quite a reputation for themselves through gigs in cities such as New York, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki, as well as major festivals. Even though music distribution today is mainly handled digitally the group has still managed to sell over 5000 12″ vinyls as well as DVDs, CDs and cassettes through stores in cities such as Berlin, Boston, London and Tokyo.
1. Intro (produced by Chefen)
2. Ain’t My Style feat. Prop Dylan (produced by Academics)
3. Take A Hit feat. Palabras & Leelo (produced by Tom 12″)
4. Laid Back (produced by Academics)
5. Growin Up (produced by Flinta)
6. Growin Up remix (produced by Academics)
7. Bullshit Rap feat. Allyawan, Mr Noun (Supersci), Sci-Fi, Kashal-Tee, Prop Dylan & Mufakka (produced by Hands Funky 5ingers)
8. Skitsnack Rap feat. Mickelito, Marke, Gimpladesh, Academics, Mofeta, Queff & Toffer (produced by Hands Funky 5ingers)
9. I Tid feat. Bobbo, Marke, Max & Niklas
10. Don’t You Know feat. JXP (produced by Academics)
11. That’s How (produced by Academics)
12. Boards & Beats feat. Mr Noun (Supersci) King Chris & Vernon (produced by Chefen)
13. City Streets feat. Incks & Chiara Bombieri-Morales (produced by Academics)
14. World Wide (produced by Academics)
15. Kaplan live at Ametist (SR Metropol)
16. Still The Kids (produced by Academics)
17. Still The Kids remix (produced by Phunk2)
18. Outro (produced by Academics)