“For me Marvin’s music was about the groove and the feeling it gave me. I wanted to tap into that…” –Maja7th
Whenever Hip-Hop sonically meets Soul legend Marvin Gaye its always the inception of a classic. Indianapolis, IN producer, Maja7th was inspired earlier this year to put together a 9-track instrumental EP ‘Songs In The Key Of Marvin’ as a tribute to the genius.
With fresh arrangements, Maja7th built this EP with a selection of atomized samples and acapellas procured by DJ TopSpeed from various songs off his catalogue, re-purposed each of them using live instrumentation, birthing new vitality into the Motown standards.
Cut from a similar cloth to Madlib and 9th Wonder, the Indiana musician defines musicality highlighting his extensive repertoire using an array of instruments throughout all 9 blends including piano, retro synths alongside his MPC, with some input from Jerome Sloss [Saxophone] and Andrez Allen [Bass] on the collaboration “When You Want Me.”