Should I repress Pakalolo VOl 1? I created this record in Hawaii 1997 Then in 1999 in Los Angeles I Mastered Pakalolo vol 1and 2 with Y-mix a Capital Records record engineer that left Capital but was able to acquire his room’s equipment since capital records mastering was downsizing. I drove to San Fernando valley met Y- mix at his house with the vintage vinyl cutter old ass but clean tape machine and tube mastering equipment was in his garage. For this track, I had to time the eq cut of the bass it was to heavy for a record groove he knew it would make the needle jump while playing. While the lacquer was being cut I was able to pull it off by hand. At first, he was going to record it to 1/2″ tape then cut to lacquer I didn’t want to lose what I had in Noise. I produced this super minimal with a Roland w30 & EPs 16+ borrowed from Capital J & DJ Daniel Js Tascam mixer preamp. I dumped to 1/2″ 8 track tape 4 left 4 right then to a dat monitor output 2 -1500w double 18″ cabs loud as fuck on Mott-Smith drive that Summer 97′
Team Tropic -Coming Through The Storm-incomplete Team Tropic was a Samoan and Hawaiian member Polynesian rap group recorded at Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles. 13 songs were recorded Team Tropic Rappers and Producers BIG TYME MATE EVANS CJ AKA LAST WORDS CHIEF SON MATE KIP AKA KSTUD TRANZ DA HAWAIIAN (RIP) PRODUCERS on different tracks: CESAR, TRANZ,PHIL, VLUV I first put them online in late 2000 I was actively trying to get them a development deal at the time it was very difficult there was a shockwave of labels closing or merging. Im listing more tracks subscribe to say up to date.
These Tracks are part of selection used in various LA skate videos, Yearly Hooters calendar girl videos . Made these a while back 2001.
staticman -micro beats ep
0:00-2:37 1- heart
2:40-5:33 2- follow me
5:33- 5:58 3- follow me init
5:59-7:05 4- still breathing
7:06-9:52 5- rumbling
9:53-12:17 6- street shijt
I made this in 99 a time when computers were still lowfi with tons of limitations and i stopped using samplers this was all onscreen edited and a few midi controllers. tracks were used in a few commercials and vids.
I made this in march 2002 with a few friends and amazing musicians Kamilsky aka Koonda Holaa & Tony Chavez aka Mr Tonx.
Adventure to the desert from LA with intentions to corrupt Joshua tree filmed in 2002 a long lost Documentary.
We Release Pakalolo Battle Breaks in 1999 only on Vinyl in two volumes Volume 1 Static Breaks and Volume 2 Tranz . Allot has happened in the years when we first released the breakbeats there was a great buzz in the early days of the internet 99′ . we took to a indie distribution and release 2000 copies 1800 of them were stolen by the company that was sold at the time with no way to get the records back. We shelved the project and had to move on. With Records being collectable We noticed them popping up online in the recent year for as much as $30 bucks for a set as they were sold as a pair.
This also a very sad dedication to my buddy and close friend OG Hawaii producer & MC WAYNE “TRANZ” BRUCE MEDEIROS JR., 36, died Jan. 1, 2009
& MC “Surundi” also RIP earlier share a tracked called “Distractions” on side B of Volume 2 Tranz pakalolo breaks. Tranz full length lp is self titled Tranz pakalolo braks volume 2
Pakalolo Breaks volume 1 Static-man
Pakalolo Breaks Volume 2 Tranz
Pressing will be on black vinyl
1999 pressings were on green vinyl.