Quakers is a hip hop collective boasting 35 members which orbits around a core of three producers ; Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 and Katalyst.Fuzzface is better known as Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, a long-time Stones Throw supporter in touch with Peanut Butter Wolf since championing the Jaylib album back in 2004. 7-Stu-7 is Portishead’s engineer and in-house producer at Invada Records. Katalyst is one of the most respected producers in Australia and a partner in Invada. Disillusioned with much of the hip hop around them, the like-minded producers set out to create the type of rap record they’d want to listen to. That meant gathering one of the most varied arrays of talent ever seen on a hip hop record. The producers sought out genuine collaborators, regardless of whether they were legendary or simply stumbled upon around the world wide web. Invitations were sent out to golden era legends such as Prince Po and The Pharcyde’s Booty Brown, indie rap titans such as Dead Prez and Phat Kat, and some of StonesThrow’s finest ; Aloe Blacc, Guilty Simpson, MED and newest signings Jonwayne and Dave Dub all make memorable contributions. There are also some lesser known talents present ; Coin Locker Kid, Lyric Jones, Estee Nack and others hold it down with their more celebrated peers. Yet for all the vocal talent, it’s often Quakers’ stellar production that takes centre-stage, tying together the album’s 41 tracks into a cohesive whole. Heavy beats come thick and fast, from the horn-heavy stomp of ‘Fitta Happier’ to the devastating synthesizer abuse of ‘Belly Of The Beast’ and beyond. Quakers music first appeared in Banksy’s 2011 film ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ and, in case you’re wondering, the name refers to seismic activity, not the strict Christian church. They’re here to shake foundations, not defer your pleasure.
01. Intro 02. Big Cat ft Synato Watts 03. Fitta Happier ft Guilty Simpson & MED 04. Smoke ft Jonwayne 05. The Lo 06. Russia With Love ft Coin Locker Kid 07. What Chew Want ft Tone Tank 08. Flapjacksmm 09. Jobless ft Quite Nyce 10. Sidewinder ft Buff1 11. Mummy ft Diverse 12. Belly Of The Beast ft Emilio Rojas 13. Up The Rovers 14. The Turk ft King Magnetic 15. There It Is ft The Champs 16. RIP 17. I Like To Dance ft Krondon & General Steele 18. Dark City Lights ft Frank Nitty 19. The Beginning ft Coin Locker Kid 20. Kreem 21. War Drums ft Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson 22. R.A.I.D. ft Lyric Jones 23. Fresh 24. Something Beautiful 25. Chicken Livers ft FC The Truth 26. Rock My Soul ft Prince Po 27. Lost And Found ft Estee Nack 28. My Mantra ft Dave Dub 29. Hunnypots Of Beeswax 30. TV Dreaming ft Booty Brown 31. Don’t Make It Worthless 32. Soul Power ft Dead Prez 33. Glide 34. Get Live ft Coin Locker Kid 35. Sign Language ft Aloe Blacc 36. Earth Quaking ft Akil 37. You're Gonna Be Sorry 38. Outlaw ft Deed 39. The Tax Man ft Sareem Poems 40. Chucky Balboa ft Silverust 41. Oh Goodness ft Finale
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