This Is Not a Test

This Is Not a Test

by tobyMac

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Overview

This Is Not a Test

The sixth studio long player from the veteran CCM hitmaker and former DC Talk member, This Is Not a Test finds tobyMac offering up another upbeat, earnest, and spiritually charged set of radio-ready hip-hop and EDM-influenced pop confections, and collaborating with a bevy of eclectic CCM artists like Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson, Hollyn, and ex-DC Talk bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait. Adopting the same sonically varied and collaborative vibe as 2014's Eye'm All Mixed Up: Remixes, the 11-track set is as economical as it is hook-filled, with most cuts coming in well under the four-minute mark (the savvy and soulful title track barely makes it over two). The majority of the set is relegated to guest spots, with "Backseat Driver," feat. Hollyn and Toby's son Truett, and the dc Talk reunion jam "Love Feels Like" leading the charge. The electro-acoustic earworm of single "Beyond Me" and the devotional albeit secular-minded "Like a Match" stand out among the purely TobyMac-driven offerings. Five decades into his career, Toby McKeehan still sounds energized and youthful, and his breezy delivery and knack for crafting intact.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2015
Label: Forefront
UPC: 5099908333421
catalogNumber: 002297502
Rank: 2407

Album Credits

Performance Credits

tobyMac   Primary Artist
Jeff Coffin   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Toby McKeehan   Background Vocals
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Mike Payne   Guitar
Chris Carmichael   Violin,Cello,Viola
Zachary Stevens   Choir, Chorus
Roy Agee   Trombone
Joey Elwood   Vocals
Jason Eskridge   Background Vocals
Jon White   Background Vocals
Bart Millard   Background Vocals
Tony Lucido   Bass
Chuck Butler   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bryon "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers   Background Vocals
Christopher Stevens   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Cary Barlowe   Guitar
Solomon Olds   Keyboards
Tim Rosenau   Electric Guitar
Craig Swift   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Keith Everette Smith   Trumpet
Chris West   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bryan Fowler   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nirva Ready   Background Vocals
Gabe Patillo   Background Vocals
Judah McKeehan   Choir, Chorus
Mia Fields   Vocals
Justin Carpenter   Trombone
Jamie Grace   Vocals
Tauren Wells   Background Vocals
David Garcia   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Toddiefunk   Bass
Quintavious Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Marlee McKeehan   Choir, Chorus
Cole Walowac   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums
Hollyn   Background Vocals
Victoria Paez   Choir, Chorus
Sean Reddick   Choir, Chorus
Tommy Pitts   Choir, Chorus
Solomon Duncan   Choir, Chorus
Fai Wong-Ken   Choir, Chorus
Lauren Cundall   Choir, Chorus
Kendall Cobb   Choir, Chorus
Judith Duncan   Choir, Chorus
Ilan Paez   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Joe Baldridge   Engineer
Toby McKeehan   Composer,Producer
Jon White   Composer,Programming
Bart Millard   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer
Chuck Butler   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Rusty Varenkamp   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Christopher Stevens   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Cary Barlowe   Composer
Holly Miller   Composer
Truett McKeehan   Composer
Solomon Olds   Composer,Programming,Producer
Keith Everette Smith   Horn Arrangements
Bryan Fowler   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Gabe Patillo   Composer
Kerri McKeehan   grooming
David Garcia   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Cole Walowac   Composer,Programming
Mike Woods   Composer
Nate Feuerstein   Composer
Capitol Kings   Producer
Chris Wilkenson   Engineer

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