Hipology

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
London-based DJ and producer Marc Mac got his start as half of a duo called 4Hero; after a decade of producing beat-based electronic music, he now records under the name Visioneers and seems to be getting increasingly interested in vintage hip-hop, soul, and jazz, though his passion for breakbeats and turntable manipulation remains. On Hipology, he indulges all of his various musical interests with generally pleasing results -- though the frequent digressions into hip-hop history lessons via spoken word reminiscences from central figures in the music's early development and the sometimes surprisingly smooth surfaces of the jazzier numbers like "Rocket Man [Afrolatin ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
London-based DJ and producer Marc Mac got his start as half of a duo called 4Hero; after a decade of producing beat-based electronic music, he now records under the name Visioneers and seems to be getting increasingly interested in vintage hip-hop, soul, and jazz, though his passion for breakbeats and turntable manipulation remains. On Hipology, he indulges all of his various musical interests with generally pleasing results -- though the frequent digressions into hip-hop history lessons via spoken word reminiscences from central figures in the music's early development and the sometimes surprisingly smooth surfaces of the jazzier numbers like "Rocket Man [Afrolatin Joint]" and the horn-rich but ultimately tedious "Funky Fanfare" sometimes undermine the impact of the powerful grooves that are generated elsewhere as on the nicely sentimental "Back in Time," which features Baron and TRAC, and the excellent "Shine". But there are moments when those two tendencies converge beautifully and offer an intriguing glimpse at what this album could have sounded like if the fusion were more consistently maintained: the best example of this success is the brilliant "Oil & Water," a slice of smooth and jazzy hip-hop featuring excellent tag-team rapping from Notes to Self. More of this kind of thing, with fewer generic hip-hop samples and many fewer shout-outs to Marc Mac himself, would have quickly tipped this album from "good" to "excellent."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • Label: Bbe
  • UPC: 730003117626
  • Catalog Number: 176
  • Sales rank: 123,161

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dial In (Intro) (0:38)
  2. 2 Back In Time (4:10)
  3. 3 Come and Play In the Milky Night (4:12)
  4. 4 Ice Cream On My Kicks (2:55)
  5. 5 Shine - John Robinson (4:29)
  6. 6 Shaft In Africa (Addis) (2:33)
  7. 7 Rocket Man (Afrolatin Joint) (4:31)
  8. 8 Swahililand (5:06)
  9. 9 Oil & Water - Notes to Self (4:14)
  10. 10 Jungle Green Outlines (4:23)
  11. 11 Luanne From Harlem (4:05)
  12. 12 Funky Fanfare (3:12)
  13. 13 Apache (4:30)
  14. 14 Whatever Happened To Peace? (3:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 [Untitled] (4:31)
  2. 2 [Untitled] (2:38)
  3. 3 [Untitled] (4:49)
  4. 4 [Untitled] (4:58)
  5. 5 [Untitled] (3:48)
  6. 6 [Untitled] (6:02)
  7. 7 [Untitled] (5:13)
  8. 8 [Untitled] (4:37)
  9. 9 [Untitled] (4:33)
  10. 10 [Untitled] (5:05)
  11. 11 [Untitled] (3:11)
  12. 12 [Untitled] (4:15)
  13. 13 [Untitled] (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Visioneers Primary Artist
Simon Nixon Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Rob Harvey Trombone
Ian Richie Tenor Saxophone
Marc Mac Organ, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Conga, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, solina, fender rhodes
T.R.A.C Rap
Luke Parkhouse Guitar, Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Drums, Vocals
Hillside Connection Strings, Horn
Jimetta Rose Background Vocals
Notes to Self Rap
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra Horn
John Robinson Rap
Duncan Fraser Trumpet
The Support Brass Horn
Pete Williams Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ahmad Jamal Composer
Tim Gane Composer
Laetitia Sadier Composer
Keith Mansfield Composer
Walter Coelho Mastering
Marc Mac Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
J. Santiago Composer
Jimetta Rose Hook
Johnnie Pate Composer
Johnny Flamingo Composer
DJ Dopey Cut
Lee Bright Management
Jeremiah Lordan Composer
Julia Deimann Management
Ali Augur Sleeve Design
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