Mix The Vibe: Ron Trent

Mix The Vibe: Ron Trent "Urban Afro Blues"

by Ron Trent


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Mix The Vibe: Ron Trent "Urban Afro Blues"

It was only a matter of time before the Mix the Vibe series worked its way through the crème of New York house DJs before arriving at Ron Trent. Although a Chicago native, Trent has made most of his career in the Big Apple, doing as much as any of its natives to spread Gotham's deep house gospel. This double-CD collection is divided into urban blues and afro-blues mixes, which seems superfluous given that Trent's specialty is bringing the sound of the jungle on to the dirty streets. So the difference between the two mixes is slight, at best. Both maintain Trent's slow chugging groove throughout, although the afro mix does have a slightly fatter boom to the bass kick as opposed to the urban mixes' Walkman-style thud. The afro side also focuses more on diverse instrumentation, with flutes and congas carried on top of the groove, while the urban mix relies on the vocal talents of Boyd Jarvis and Kimara Lovelace, among others. All of the suspected names are here, in either producer or remixer form, including Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, and Chris Brann, who contributes two of his Ananda Project cuts. But the vibe belongs strictly to Trent, who, regardless of which way he leans, keeps things deep and powerful. This is music to keep you going all night.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2001
Label: King Street Sounds
UPC: 0788557021623
catalogNumber: 127

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Trent   Primary Artist
Masabumi Kikuchi   Keyboards
David Davis   Percussion
José "Cochi" Claussell   Conga,Shekere
Aiyb Dieng   Percussion
Jonathan Maron   Bass
Zhana Saunders   Vocals
Cary Grant   Keyboards
David Dyson   Bass
Jon Kevin Jones   Guitar
Dave Jansen   Saxophone
Albert Sterling Menendez   Keyboards
Daniel Moreno   Conga
Boyd Jarvis   Percussion,Keyboards
Pancho Navarro   Guitar
Christine Leach   Vocals
Gene Perez   Bass
Basil   Vocals,Background Vocals
Aaron-Carl   Vocals
Justin Chapman   Guitar,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Soy Sos   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Genoa Mungin   Percussion
MKL   Vocals,Sampling
Jean Baptiste   Vocals
Toshiyuki Goto   Keyboards
Carla Vallet   Background Vocals
Heather Johnson   Vocals
Darryl Foster   Saxophone
"Fruity"   Keyboards
Gerard Avant   Guitar
Aseem   Bass
Tony Brown   Guitar

Technical Credits

Masabumi Kikuchi   Composer
O.C. Smith   Composer
Fernando Aponte   Engineer
Basement Boys   Producer
Kerri Chandler   Composer,Producer
Aiyb Dieng   Composer
Lil' Louis   Producer,Executive Producer
K.C. Ross   Composer
Sean Spencer   drum programming
Jim Caruso   Engineer
Matthias Heilbronn   Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Shinichi Osawa   Composer,Producer
Mike Delgado   Producer,Remixing
François K   Producer,Remixing
Roland Clark   Composer,Producer
Julius Papp   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Parthum   Remixing
Phil Pagano   Engineer
Frankie Feliciano   Composer,Producer
Barton Chew   Engineer
Vaughn Marrick   Engineer
DJ Romain   Producer
Boyd Jarvis   Producer,Engineer
Ron Trent   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Remixing
DJ Deep   Composer
Basil   Producer
Maurice Fulton   drum programming
DJ Hiro   Composer,Producer
Chris Brann   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Eddie "EZ" Matos   Producer
Justin Chapman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dave Warrin   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Soy Sos   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jaymz Nylon   Composer,Producer
Moise Laporte   Composer,Producer
Kenji Shimoda   Engineer
Jerry Battle   Composer,Producer
Sound of Soul   Producer
Anthony Nicholson   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Anthony Flanagan   Composer
MKL   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Hisa Ishioka   Executive Producer
Toshiyuki Goto   Composer,Programming,Producer
Gaelle Adisson   Composer
Heather Johnson   Composer
Coldfeet   Producer
Lewis Burns   Composer
Jun Shiina   Promotions Coordinator
Hazrat Inayat Khan   Liner Notes
Catherine Carter   Promotions Coordinator
Walker Barnard   Producer
Lori Fine   Composer

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