Jay-Z and The Jason Parker Quartet – Together At Last!

by Jason on February 11, 2011 · 10 comments

in Nick Drake Project

Separated at Birth???

In a strange twist of fate, The JPQ may have just become the only band in history to have a remix released before the album from which the remake comes!

I’ll tell you the story of how this came to pass. But first, click the “play” button below to listen to the track while you read on…

You may know that I play with an incredible rapper/hip-hop guru called Spekulation. Spek, as we call him, is super talented as a lyricist, performer, producer and beat maker. He also likes to cut shit up and stitch it back together in strange and wonderful ways.

Not thinking about any of this, I sent him some rough mixes of the forthcoming JPQ Nick Drake CD because I respect his ears and wanted to hear what he thought. What I got back was this remix. He cut up our take of “Day Is Done” with Jay-Z’s “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, and lo and behold it was magic! Spek then asked for more mixes, so I sent him all 10 tracks. He cut ’em all up with various Jay-Z tunes and we now have a full remix album, completed before the original tunes. Go figure…

So enjoy this little sneak-peak into not one, but two forthcoming CD’s! You’ll get to hear the rest sometime toward the end of March.

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