The purpose of this page is to serve as my music resume. Here you can find information about my official releases as well as links to the music that I've done other projects (TV, Film, Radio). You can find most of my releases on my bandcamp page or in most major digital retail stories (itunes, emusic, spodify, cdbaby etc).
Email | email@example.com
Bandcamp | classicbeatz.bandcamp.com
Twitter | @IamClassicBeatz
Facebook | facebook.com/ClassicBeatz
Soundcloud | soundcloud.com/ClassicBeatz
Instagram | instagram.com/ClassicBeatz
Discogs | discogs.com/artist/ClassicBeatz
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I hope you enjoy the music and feel free to reach out.
Jason aka ClassicBeatz
New video "Ms Mary Mack"
Albums / EP's
Rumors of Royalty is an album that links my American roots to the African diaspora. Gospel, Miami bass, Hip hop, New Orleans Bounce ,Soul and R&B have had a major impact on my life. As a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and a long time resident of Brooklyn, NY, I wanted this album to reflect these influences. Find out more at Laid Back Radio
ClassicBeatz -Ntale's Groove
Ntale's Groove is my solo instrumental concept album that attempts to trace my African roots though music. It was inspired by my 2 trips to east Africa(uganda). Ntale is the tribal name that was given to me on my second visit to Uganda. You can read the stories behind this project at http://ldbk.eu/ntale .
Romantic Reflections is available on all major digital outlets (Bandcamp, Itunes, emusic)
Romantic Reflection CD's are available exclusively on my Bandcamp page.
Audiocentric is aviaible on most digital outlets (itunes)Audiocentric[Deluxe Edition] CD's and digital downloads are only aviabile on bandcamp.
You can view the performance video, interviews and photo’s from the live performance at Laid Back Radio’s Website ldbk.eu/nk Audiocentric Unplugged is available for free download on Bandcamp
Fear Factor is available on most digital outlets (itunes)Fear Factor physical CD's are available on (Cdbaby)
Production & Remixes
ClassicBeatz - In the Currency of Love feat Lisa Preston
In the Currency of Love is a track I recorded with soulful New Zealand vocalist Lisa Preston aka LP in spring 2011. This track was recorded for the Laid Back Radio compilation album. The track was later featured on Toko Dawn Records compilation album In the Heart Vol 2
Bilal - Robots (ClassicBeatz Remix)
I did the Bilal Robots remix for a contest sponsored by Plug Research records in December 2010. I diden't even place in the contest but I still liked the remix. (I usually dont do remixes, i hate them). This song is available for free download via my bandcamp page.
Film / TV
Black Folk Don't
I did the theme/intro music for the web series Black Folk Don't. My music is also featured in a number of the episodes. This series was featured on PBS as well as a number of other media outlets. Its a funny and provocative series. You can view the Black Folk don't homepage here. You can view the season 2 trailer below
Mixes & Radio Shows
Soulful Southern hip hop (Laid Back Radio show)
After my first visit to Brussels in the summer of 2010 I realized that a lot of people were not aware of the history of hip hop in the south. The purpose of this show is to introduce people to the other side of Southern hip hop. These are hand selected favorites from my years growing up in Florida. Lush instrumentation, story telling and soul were the hallmarks of great southern hip hop from my youth. And this is just the tip of the Iceberg. Enjoy!
Behind Ntale's Groove (Laid Back Radio show)
In Fall 2010 I recorded "Behind Ntale’s Groove" Radio show to showcase musicians that played my solo album Ntales Groove . This show was also an introduction to musical influences behind the Ntale's Groove album. This show features original compositions from many the Ntale’s Groove musicians as well as music that influenced the making of the album.