Bay Area Producer Collective Teams Up With Sacramento’s Finest For Latest Video From Vol. 1
Drums & Ammo Feat. C-Plus – Go In (Prod. By REL) Video
The Drums & Ammo collective, comprised of 6Fingers, Al Jieh, Ammbush, and REL, are still fresh off the release of their new free instrumental album, Vol. 1, and are continuing to release new and exclusive material to accompany the release, including a series of special music videos, the latest of which, “Go In,” the Bay Area collective is excited to release today. While the first video, “Speak Up,” was produced and featured the rapping of Ammbush, this latest finds REL holding down production and features up-and-coming Sacramento, California rapper C-Plus.
Things kick off with a funky intro, but after just a few bars this sample slows down and you can feel the music taking a turn, as REL is seen chopping the sample and adding hard-hitting drums alongside a growling synth line before C-Plus drops in with a thoroughly impressive verse. “I’m used to working with people out from the Oakland/SF area,” explains the producer. “It was nice venturing out to Sac to work with new talent.” “With this video, we really wanted to capture Sacramento, since that’s C-Plus’ hometown,” adds fellow D&A producer Al Jieh. “So we shot the video in front of the Capitol Building and other Sac landmarks. Northern California is really bubbling right now, and people will take notice soon.”
Fans can continue to look forward to additional videos to be released from Drums & Ammo, each showing off the diverse stylings of the California collective.
Drums & Ammo is a four-man production team featuring Ammbush, 6Fingers, REL & Al Jieh. Collectively, they have worked with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Messy Marv, Bambu, DaVinci, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah FAB, The Jacka, Del the Funky Homosapien, Exile, and many more. Their diversity in experience and range in sound – from spacey to soulful psychedelic – allow their music to be so much more than just hip-hop. Drums & Ammo’s debut album of their instrumental work, Vol. 1, is available now via SWTBRDS at swtbrds.com/drumsnammo.
SWTBRDS (pronounced Sweetbreads) is a Bay Area-based record label that exemplifies the raw, rare and boutique qualities of its namesake. Founded in 2009, it houses rapper, DaVinci, renaissance DJ, Prince Aries, DJ + rapper duo StreetMedia, as well as the dynamic production team, Drums & Ammo, featuring the collective musical work of producers Ammbush, REL, Al Jieh and 6Fingers. Their first release was the self-titled StreetMedia LP, followed by Adrian Champion Presents: Stars & Stripes – The White Stripes Reimagined in Winter & Spring of 2009. Their most recent release was The Day The Turf Stood Still by DaVinci, his debut album, which received critical acclaim from publications such as Pitchfork.com, Wax Poetics, SF Weekly, XLR8R, Ozone Magazine, URB.com, and more. With a diverse release schedule on the horizon, SWTBRDS kicks 2011 off with Prince Aries’ Clean Ass Whip mixtape, an ode to West Coast Hip-Hop’s cruising aesthetic, dropping in May 2011. Soon to follow are DaVinci’s Feast or Famine EP and The MOEna Lisa LP, Drums & Ammo, Vol. 1, the self-titled first installment of a new instrumental series, REL’s sophomore solo instrumental album, The Orchestration 2, Ammbush’s solo artist EP, and StreetMedia’s sophomore album.