Sepalot – Red Handed

Artist: Sepalot
Title:  Red Handed
Cat No: CPT 298-1 / CPT 298-2
Format: 2-LP / CD / Download

Quotes: This Sepalot Release is absolutely blinding. The instrumentals are heavy on their own. A breath of fresh air. Justin (UnaBomber, Electric Chair, Xfm) / If u don’t realize the compound of musical richness in this album then you have to be deaf on both ears. Norbert Schiegl (Juice)

Info: “European” that is the name for this sound, the sound that Sepalot has chosen to be his own. A sound that doesn’t fit a specific formula, but who cares, when it hits you with the force and power that this album has. Known to be a DJ that mixes all his favourite styles into a melange of hip hop and related sounds, with a big piece of electro thrown in, he took his DJ experiences just one step further. From Sydney to Johannesburg, from Moscow to his hometown Munich he left turntables sizzling and collected star-studded guests along the way. Starting off this array of featured artists were famed JDilla Detroit boys Frank’n’Dank, followed by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drops lovely singer Ladi6, as well as Germanys own shrill and wonderful soul diva Miss Platnum, Olivier Day Soul bringing the funk back, LA resident MC Blu and last but not least NYs number one hope when it comes to rap: Saigon, with the throbbing “Did it again!”

The first single from the album “She likes me” featuring Frank Nitty (the Frank in Frank’n’Dank) sets the tone for what’s in store and created quite a buzz amongst local and international Djs. With west coast Mc Blu being the featured guest on the B-side “Surrender”, a track specifically chosen for its more hard core approach, Sepalot is showcasing the versatility of an album that can truly hold its own amongst a multitude of international releases. As a member of German hip hop pioneers “Blumentopf” he released various Top 10 and Top 20 albums, sold over 300.000 albums with them in Germany alone and helped take their countless sold out shows to the boiling point behind his decks. The well-deserved time out from the group, who’s producer and Dj he remains, is now successfully used to create his own sound. Sepalots solo album Red Handed is homage to all his musical influences of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This is where the story ends and begins, Red Handed takes us on a journey, a journey to “hip hop and beyond”!

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