After much conjecture concerning the end of my career, there's still a psychological contractual agreement of sorts. Similar to when an artist still owes his/her label another album before they can make amends and become free to go elsewhere. I feel the need to work with a few select artists before retiring. The first one is hometown hero and local Ottawa artist Hevve. He's on the farewell EP and the other artist that I wish to work with will grace my terminal compilation Rapture's Lace. The concept here is to strategize and imagine lost and unreleased songs meant to have been on other projects of mine. More specifically my first album Soul Saturn and the bonus section of my special edition double album Bulletin Board. There's a sense of renewal as I approach the sounds of hip-hop, alternative, electronic and soul. Also featured is frequent collaborator Jordan Taylor who adds just the right spice to conclude the EP's journey. Production by J Dilla (Rest in Peace), Madlib, MF Doom, MNDSGN, Jam City, Daedelus and Com Truise. Hevve and Jordan Taylor bring the project sustenance as purposeful guest appearances on my farewell EP. And the layers are all you need..
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RUN TIME: 17M00S | CREATIVE DIRECTION: D.JULIEN | SONGWRITER: D.JULIEN | EXCEPT "CURANDERA" (D.JULIEN/N.LEE) & "JUUVO" (D.JULIEN/J.TAYLOR) | EP INSPIRED BY A WORD I CAME ACROSS ON INSTAGRAM WHICH SIGNIFIES A FEMALE HEALER | COVER ART INSPIRED BY THE MISFORTUNATE EVENT OF SWALLOWING A BEE | GRAPHIC DESIGN: D.JULIEN FOR ARTWORK BY DEX IN ASSOCIATION WITH DISTRICT10 | EP CAMPAIGN: D.JULIEN | NOSTALGIC FILM POSTER: D.JULIEN | GLOBAL BONUS ART: D.JULIEN | RECORDING ENGINEER: D.JULIEN | ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON "CURANDERA" BY DAVID LECLERC AKA QUEST | ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON "JUUVO" BY JORDAN TAYLOR | MIXED BY D.JULIEN & JORDAN TAYLOR AT THE DISTRICT, OTTAWA & THE SPOT, GREATER TORONTO AREA | RECORDED AT: THE DISTRICT, OTTAWA | ADDITIONAL RECORDING: DÉLIT DE FUITE HQ, QUEBEC & THE SPOT, GREATER TORONTO AREA | MASTERED AT THE SPOT (GTA) | VOCAL ARRANGEMENT: D.JULIEN | ALL CUTS AND EDITS: D.JULIEN | EP SEQUENCING: D.JULIEN | PUBLISHED BY DISTRICT10 | FINAL EP BIT RATE: 320 KBPS STEREO | FINAL EP RENDER: 92 000 HZ 24 BIT STEREO PCM | HEVVE APPEARS COURTESY OF DFP & YOTB | JORDAN TAYLOR APPEARS COURTESY OF A SUNDAY NIGHT