Nano Tech Noir

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If You Are Here you are Early

If You Are Here you are Early

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Jhodge ignores the critics and gets back to basics.  That post apocalyptic grunge hip-hop that crosses the line and makes you think.

Produced By Evil Doc

Scratching and Arrangement by Jhodge

Mixed and Mastered by Jhodge

Written by Jhodge

Produced and Recorded at Love Art Studios V.I.

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It all began with the DJ... Production on Nano Tech Noir is an exploration of the roots of Hip-Hop and Jhodge. 

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Dig through the crates with Jhodge.  Experience the bounce that inspired an entire sound.  Free!

 
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NEVER GIVE UP

LETS SEE HOW YOU ACT WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING

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Nano Tech Noir

Influences

 Funk/ Chicago House/ Disco/ Late 90's-Early 2000's Underground Hip Hop/Roots Reggae

Message

It is not enough to gain knowledge.  One must also apply it

Production

DAW: Logic

Instrument Library: East West Composer Cloud, Output Arcade

Midi: Akai MPK Mini

Goal

To inspire the people to take small steps toward dealing with their trauma

Recording

Mic : Blue Baby Bottle SL

Interface : UA Apollo Twin

Pre-amp: UA 1176LN

Compressor: API 2500

Mixing 

Monitors: Focal Alpha 65, Sennheiser HD250

Plugins: Apple EQ, Waves H-Comp 

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"I'm here to talk my shit. I ain't self-righteous.  I got my vices.  I ain't tryna be perfect.  I ain't tryna be a hero. This is motivation."  

Cover Design Process

 
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The design for the cover of Nano Tech Noir began in summer of 2021.

Jhodge used Procreate to hand draw the Keith Haring inspired design.  The words Nano Tech are contained within the drawing.  He then recreated the Nano Tech Spaceman.  Space Man 2 so speak.  Love Art Group took a few months away from it.  When it was time to upload to project, the crew felt the cover did not represent what Nano Tech Noir represents.

Back to the Drawing Board:

In February of 2022 Jhodge decided to scan some old photos he found in a cookie jar.  He began altering the photos to make himself black and white.  In this process he discovered the color he was looking for. He calls it the Noir Vibe.  It's a very soft black and white tone that is not all the way black but not gray/grey either.

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Through this process Jhodge found a photo of himself covering his ears.  Almost as if he was tuning out the propaganda at an early age.

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Jhodge fell in Love with this dark theme.  He began to adapt it into other forms and shapes eventually becoming deciding to make a collage.  Like many of his previous album covers, he chose to keep it busy as it represents his eclectic style.  He wanted to give the listener something to look at while listening to the project.  The images in the background were drawn by Jhodge and Selim. These drawings represent Jhodge's many different influences. The Crown comes from Jhodge believing that after this project there will no longer be a debate about the best producer/writer/performer in the game. The track list on the back cover was drawn by Selim.  

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CNFT

Check back here often for details about the Nano Tech Noir CNFT drop.

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Proceeds from the

Nano Tech Noir CNFT release will be used to build Creative Refuge for Artists in the Virgin Islands and WorldWide

 

Back 2 My Roots

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The energy of the Virgin Islands influenced Jhodge to return to his Hip-Hop roots. Bass provided by Deon St. Jules of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  Jhodge gets back to what we know and love. That hardcore hip-hop.  Lets just go ahead and create the genre Hip-Hop Roots. "Play the worlds smallest violin!"

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Nano Tech Noir will be made available to streaming platforms on June 3rd, 2022.  This exclusive release is for the supporters who have been riding since day one.
If You are new to the vibe, head here!

Brought to you by Love art Group INC