Jackie Chain “After Hours” Mixtape Download & Stream
Jackie Chain releases his 2nd Official Mixtape After Hours, Hosted by Nick Catchdubs. The 15-track tape has Features from Freddie Gibbs, Gangsta Boo, Mookie Jones, Zilla, Big Sant, Collie Buddz and more. Production is handled by DJ Burn One, Block Beattaz, DJ Rich, Trifecta and more.
For After Hours, Jackie Chain hooked up with Nick Catchdubs, who started out as a blogger and DJ before co-founding Fool’s Gold Records with A-Trak and helping to put Wale on the map with their series of collaborative mixtapes. Nick Catchdubs is someone who spends a fair bit of time in nightclubs, and he knows how dance music works. Many of the tracks on After Hours involve Nick Catchdubs tweaking samples of Euro-dance hits from guys like David Guetta and Avicii.
Jackie Chain is a native son to Huntsville, Alabama. Jackie Chain found his love for rap music at an early age, growing up in the trailer parks and listening to his favorite groups such as Eightball and MJG, UGK, 3-6 Mafia and Too Short. As early as 5th grade Jackie Chain had won local talent shows by displaying his unique ability to rap and win over a crowd. The fact that Jackie Chain is half Asian added to his reputation as people began to take notice of his talents. Jackie Chain lived a troubled childhood moving from home to home and state to state after his mother left him at the age of two (to this day he still has not spoken to her or even knows if she is alive and prefers it that way). At age 16 he was kicked out of his fathers house and turned to the streets. Within a month Jackie Chain had a 5 bedroom house with a pool and several cars, all this while still in high school.
“I went into the tape thinking that we would just record a bunch of stuff like “Molly” over more electronic production, but what ended up coming together over the months ended up feeling way more like Jackie’s own signature sound: super melodic and diverse music to ride to. G shit, country shit… it left me free to just pick and chose the stuff I liked from a DJ standpoint and connect the dots.” said Jackie Chain.
Jackie Chain absolutely thrives on the sorts of beats that Nick Catchdubs and collaborating producers like Block Beattaz and DJ Burn One throw at him. Instead of sampling the dance music of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, though, this music draws on sample sources that rose in the wake of the rave. What helps make this release work is that it studiously avoids being just a club record; it simply references club records. “Moving” runs off of a sample that was everywhere the past few years; Etta James‘ “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” was transformed into trance by Avicii, which was in turn remixed by Skrillex and played everywhere; shortly afterward, Flo Rida borrowed the same vocal sample. But the Jackie Chain version actually uses Pretty Lights ”Finally Moving“, which is primarily lounge-esque trip-hop, not functional club music. There are also obvious novelty club samples from Scatman John‘s ”I’m a Scatman” and “Molly“, an ode to the ubiquitous ecstasy pill with a euphoric saxophone sample swiped directly from Guido‘s ”Mad Sax“. Follow on Twitter @JackieChain74 @catchdini @FoolsGoldRecs @MedievalBeatz Beats For Sale
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