OBESE DISTRIBUTION : XIDUS PAIN AND JOHNNY CRATES- CRATES OF PAIN, OUT NOW (Purchase link and promo clip now available)
Xidus Pain and Johnny Crates Crates of Pain
Release Date: 15.06.2012 Released By: Immortal Music. Distributed By: Obese Records
Crates Of Pain is a raw uncut hip hop album entirely produced by Melbourne's Johnny Crates, starring the premium writing
abilities of Xidus Pain from the UK. Featuring guest spots from songstress Renee Soul on “Know the Way”
and cuts by Peterborough DJ, beatboxer and producer Shure Fya, who blesses the album with some prime cuts on “Pen Play, Play
Pen” as well as “Game Genie”.
The track “Game Genie” is a packed with countless double entendres and metaphors over smooth hypnotic beats. The concept of the track is
based around the old school game 'Genie Converters' for Sega Mega (Genesis). The game genie enabled the player to cheat through a varied sequence of
codes, due to the track been written in a complex sequence, the listener can decipher the codes, or just take the song on face value.
This project came about after UK rapper Xidus Pain (a member of Chess Move Cartel crew and Guerrilla Republik) was given the beat
album Diggaz For Life by Dr Shrink & Idem, after which Xidus wrote to one of Idem's beats.
Melbourne hip hop producer extraordinaire Johnny Crates, previously known as Idem, has a rich history with
Australia's underground elite hip hop artists which dates back to the '90's. Including working alongside the likes of Prowla,
Trem, Raise, as well as fellow Positive Direction group members Seany B (also of
The Statesman) and Ron Rugged. It has been 15 years since his last collaboration with an emcee.
The beauty of Crates of Pain lies in its variation of styles, each song is approached differently, yet still manages to blend well. Whether
you’re a hip hop head or not, the wordplay, beats, and unique fusion of two very different artists, will have your head nodding.
we don't have a huge promotional campaign behind us but nonetheless i hope you will be able to checkout the Crates of Pain album when it drops june
15th through Obese Records .
Rhymes written made and laid in the UK & All Beats and Music Produced & arranged Here in Melbourne Australia .
Great read. I use those beat digging drums a fair bit. Is plot Dma plot msa? If so there's guerns on the bridge going over nepean before Gardenvale
that have been their since mid 90s.. Much respect man. Pioneering all kinds of shit.
thanks to everyone that has purchased Xidus Pain's 7th album . recorded early 2011 , this time with Melbourne's very own producer on the beats Johnny
Crates . it took a year to get it out through Obese and and well worth the wait . peace . Johnny " Idem " Crates