After 7 months in the making, the very hard-working Sydney producer P.R has completed the much-anticipated mixtape Pre-Heated hosted by the world-famous New York based DJ/Producer extraordinaire ‘Statik Selektah’.
Pre-Heated is a sample based Hip-Hop project, which brings forth a clash between a range of different genre/styles, fusing Soul and Jazz into production that would make the gods smile. What makes this project so unique is that each track has its own vibe and sound, such as one track gives listeners a gritty raw underground feel, while another track gives the listeners a relaxed soulful feel to just kick and nod their head to.
Pre-Heated boasts 13 solid tracks including the lead single “Better Off” with Sydney’s own 13th Son & Carlos “C-Major” Velasquez, “This The” featuring Staten Islands, NY, JoJo Pellegrino, Jon Conner & Sound Kamp’s The Iron Ghost, as well as appearances from Naledge from Kidz in the Hall (US), Chaundon from the Hall of Justus (US), Mystro (UK), Vice Versah (US), Adelaide’s very own R&B superstar Carla Waye, Melbourne’s Hip-Hop/Soul duo Cee & Bekah And many, many more.
“The title speaks for itself, this project will warm my listeners up and prepare them for my major album”, as quoted by P.R.
This first installment from P.R will give all listeners a taste of what’s to come, making way for the debut album The Chopping Board.
Intro (Feat. Statik Selektah)
Curtains Up (Feat. Real Life)
The OZ Connect (Feat. Vice Versah)
Give It To You (Feat. Chaundon, Naledge & Carla Waye)
Aight Den (Feat. Mystro, Jargon & DJ Thor)
In Time (Feat. Cee & Bekah)
This The (Feat. JoJo Pellegrino, Jon Conner & T.I.G)
Ugly (Feat. Jacob Quest & Insyte)
Nothin’ Nice (Feat. Stiks)
This Ones For You (Feat. Starr Nyce)
Better Off (Feat. 13th Son & C-Major)
All Day Long (Feat. Notion & Tommy Gunnz)
Not Like Me (Feat. Illnigma)
This is what P.R had to say about the track Better Off, featuring 13th Son and C-Major.
“I approached 13th Son through Myspace in late 2008/early 2009 because I felt 13th sons style suited my style of production more than any artist I had met in Sydney. My first approach was to get 13th Son on a track for a new album, which has now turned into my pre-album mixtape, due to a change of plans. After much talk, planning and going through the process of this collaboration, the result was a track that 13th Son wrote called ‘Better Off’. I had an idea to not only attract radios, but giving it a bit of a commercial feel, and that idea came with getting urban artist Israel on it, to sing the hook and bridge. That didn’t work out due to Israel having other commitments, but I met another urban artist through Israel called ‘Carlos Velasquez a.k.a C-Major’, which heard the track and immediately loved it, a week or 2 later, he came up with his parts, recorded them and sent them to me to mix. The result is what you hear on the track”.
You can download the track ‘Better Off’ by following the link here, or head here to grab the full Pre-Heated mixtape. The track Better Off does have a commercial feel, so if that’s not your thing, we suggest checking out a few other tracks on the list like, Aight Den and The OZ Connect feat. Boston emcee Vice Versah. Full covers below.