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Makaya McCraven
Universal Beings E&F Sides
International Anthem
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July 31, 2020

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Chicago-based producer and drummer Makaya McCraven follows up the lauded 2018 release Universal Beings with an LP of music cut from the same sessions. Like any McCraven disc, Universal Beings E&F Sides is ostensibly a jazz LP at its heart; drums skitter on ‘Mak Attack’, horns slither on ‘The Hunt’. But distinct to McCraven’s approach is his clipped and snipped drumming style. The self-proclaimed beat scientist fashions movements like a hip-hop producer, spinning the fusion rhythm of ‘Half Steppin’’ into a hot jazz number at DnB’s pace, full of gnarly false stops and skipping CD repetition.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Everybody Cool 4:36 Buy

    Everybody Cool

  2. 2 Half Steppin' 3:40 Buy

    Half Steppin'

  3. 3 Mak Attack 2:09 Buy

    Mak Attack

  4. 4 The Hunt 2:29 Buy

    The Hunt

  5. 5 Beat Science 3:55 Buy

    Beat Science

  6. 6 Dadada 2:06 Buy


  7. 7 Isms 3:15 Buy


  8. 8 Traveling Space 1:27 Buy

    Traveling Space

  9. 9 Kings and Queens 4:40 Buy

    Kings and Queens

  10. 10 The Loneliness 3:22 Buy

    The Loneliness

  11. 11 Her Name 3:13 Buy

    Her Name

  12. 12 Universal Beings Pt. 2 2:07 Buy

    Universal Beings Pt. 2

  13. 13 Butterss Fly 3:19 Buy

    Butterss Fly

  14. 14 The Way Home 2:59 Buy

    The Way Home

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