Nano Tech Noir
Jhodge is in his Butterfly Stage
Jhodge is in His Noir Era
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.
It all began with the DJ... Production on Nano Tech Noir is an exploration of the roots of Hip-Hop and Jhodge.
Evil Doc Drops
Dig through the crates with Jhodge. Experience the bounce that inspired an entire sound. Free!
NEVER GIVE UP
LETS SEE HOW YOU ACT WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING
Nano Tech Noir
Funk/ Chicago House/ Disco/ Late 90's-Early 2000's Underground Hip Hop/Roots Reggae
It is not enough to gain knowledge. One must also apply it
Instrument Library: East West Composer Cloud, Output Arcade
Midi: Akai MPK Mini
To inspire the people to take small steps toward dealing with their trauma
Mic : Blue Baby Bottle SL
Interface : UA Apollo Twin
Pre-amp: UA 1176LN
Compressor: API 2500
Monitors: Focal Alpha 65, Sennheiser HD250
Plugins: Apple EQ, Waves H-Comp
"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
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.
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.
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.
Check back here often for details about the Nano Tech Noir CNFT drop.
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
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!"