Raj Haldar (aka Lushlife) sent this to me the other day, but, due to the holidays, I just got around to checking this out. This Shaking Through thing is a really cool concept. They give an artist two free days in a studio to record a song however they wish to. This mini-documentary shows how Lushlife decided to use those two days. Instead of doing a typical four-minute track, he chose to do a ten-minute long track with four distinct parts featuring RJD2, Dave Hartley (Nightlands), Yikes The Zero and a full orchestra! Watching an artist create this way is so dope to watch for me. I hope you guys get something out of it, too.
You also get to hear Lushlife discuss the Toynbee Tiles, which, obviously, inspired the title of the track he records. The Toynbee Tiles are small tiles featuring all kinds of messages that have been embedded into the streets of many cities all over the US. Look it up. It’s really interesting.
If you dug the video above, go to http://www.shakingthrough.com/lushlife and check out the write-up on the whole process. There’s also another video all about the recording process, which you may find interesting as well.