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Various Artists / Night Owls 4: A Shot In The Dark
Album:Night Owls 4: A Shot In The Dark Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2010
Label:Syntax Records 

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Add Date:2010-04-25 Pull Date:2010-06-27 Charts:Hip-Hop
Week Ending:27 Jun13 Jun6 Jun30 May23 May2 May

 Recent Airplay
California Soul
4.May 29, 2010:Music Casserole
California Soul
2.Jun 09, 2010:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
California Soul
5.May 16, 2010:MHz
Fine Line, California Soul
3.May 31, 2010:Memorial Values
California Soul
California Soul

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-09 
A collection of Indie Artists and DJs from So-Cal / Lemon Grove / San Diego hip-hop scene with a very heavy funk, rare groove, and soul influence.

FCC clean.

Try: 7, 10, 16

1. Melodic synth sounds. Strong female chorus by Christin Hart
2. Gospel / Choir usage,
3. Powerful Horns used in the samples, boom-bap hip-hop tempo
4. Cleaver scratches and cuts. 70's style funk sound.
5. Slow tempo
6. Twangy funk guitar riffs, upbeat tempo
7. Incredible usage of Marlena Shaw's "California Soul". Very strong lyrics while re-editing the original sample.
8. Mellow beats, double beat change ups throughout the track
9. Tons of vocal samples. Head-nodding classic hip-hop beat
10. Turntable / scratch composition. Very dark sounding track.
11. Funky jazz flute sounds
12. Sped up 80's soft-rock sample.
13. Bouncy beat. Poppy horns.
14. Psychedelic sounding track, slow hip-hop tempo
15. Bouncy and uptempo track.
16. Soulful jazz tempo, Nice
17. Thick, powerful sounding horns. Echoing beats
18. Bouncy beats. Funky sounding breaks
19. Electro-synth-sounds, uptempo beats change up during chorus, nice track
20. 70's sound riff. Fast lyrical cypher delivery.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.KabooseFor You
2.Cookbook & Uno MasAlways Shine
3.ThebreaxWe Will Not Stop
4.Page One & BecauseEmceeing Is Believing
5.Nova InfiniteSpell It
6.MotionplusHold On
7.MaximillianCalifornia Soul
8.ListenerOlder Than I Was Before
9.Soul P. Jeremiah Bonds & SimonFirst Of All
10.Dj WiseA Shot In The Dark
11.KabooseKnuckle Up
12.Insufficient FundsSomething You Said
13.Man Of WarShots Out
14.Pride, TheTest Market
15.ParadoxLive & Direct
16.Scribbling IdiotsFine Line
17.Capture, Propaganda, And SojournWe Ran With It
18.Cal LogicChoose Your Battles
19.BrailleOkay With It
20.Redcloud And Dj Wise21 Jump Street