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Instrumental Album

Marcus D – Retro’d: Secret Bosses [Instrumental Album] [2020]

Marcus D – Retro’d: Secret Bosses [Instrumental Album]
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01. Cybernator
02. Bigblue ft. Gerson
03. Labyrinth Zone
04. Fisherman’s Horizon
05. Calmly Smoke (Stickerbrush Symphony Remix)
06. Place 2 Be (Aquatic Ambience Remix)
07. Knights of the Bounce
08. Spirit of the Night
09. Music Box

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Marcus D – Retro’d: Secret Bosses

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Single

Marcus D – Bigblue (Feat – Gerson) [Single] [2020]

Marcus D – Bigblue (Feat – Gerson) [Single]
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01. Marcus D – Bigblue (Feat – Gerson)

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Marcus D – Bigblue (Feat – Gerson)

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Instrumentals

Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy [Instrumentals] [2020]

Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy [Instrumentals]
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01. Jazzmatic (Instrumental)
02. Another Day in the Life (Instrumental)
03. Chillaxation (Instrumental)
04. Cloud 9 [Interlude]
05. The Art of Work (Instrumental)
06. Save the Day (Instrumental)
07. Universe Works (Instrumental)
08. Star Child (Instrumental)
09. Music (Instrumental)
10. Lead the Followers (Instrumental)
11. Still Think Different (Instrumental)
12. Why the World Weeps (Instrumental)
13. In Memoriam… (Instrumental)
14. The Boy with No Name (Instrumental)
15. Tokyo Twilight (Instrumental)

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Substantial & Marcus D are Bop Alloy [Instrumentals]

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E.P.

Marcus D & Shing02 – Copycats [EP] [E.P.] [2020]

Marcus D & Shing02 – Copycats [EP] [E.P.]
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01. Copycats
02. Parallel Universe
03. Exxon Mobil
04. One People
05. Copycats (Jack The Rip Remix)
06. Copycats [Instrumental]
07. Parallel Universe [Instrumental]
08. Airporter
09. Copycats Accapella 89bpms

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Marcus D & Shing02 – Copycats [EP]

Also Available On: Copycats 12″ White Vinyl

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Single

Marcus D – Platform [Single] [2019]

Marcus D – Platform [Single]
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01. Marcus D – Platform

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Marcus D – Platform

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Instrumental Album

Marcus D – Times Remembered [Instrumental Album] [2019]

Marcus D – Times Remembered [Instrumental Album]
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01. Top Shelf (Intro)
02. This Thing of Ours
03. Eyes for You
04. Penny for Your Thoughts
05. Times Past
06. Ballad for Us
07. Streetlights & Silhouettes
08. Compatible Dissonance
09. Times Remembered ft. Seb Zillner

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Marcus D – Times Remembered

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Instrumental Album

Various Artists – The Cool vol. 2: The Art of Boom Bap Jazz [Instrumental Album] [2019]

Various Artists – The Cool vol. 2: The Art of Boom Bap Jazz [Instrumental Album]
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01. So Smoov ft. Art
02. Low End
03. Gateway
04. Dreamland ft. Cise Starr & Fayya
05. Like Dat
06. Beach Daze
07. Halcyon Fields
08. Black ft. Fearce Vill
09. Se La Vi
10. Of Man
11. Cosmos ft. Bashwon
12. Wind Echo
13. Fallin in Love ft. Pismo
14. Watercolor Skies ft. Gerson Zaragoza

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Various Artists – The Cool vol. 2: The Art of Boom Bap Jazz

Also Available On: Cassette & CD

The Cool is inspired by Miles Davis, Gil Evans and co.’s The Birth of the Cool; a collaborative project of a similar nature that gave rise to the “cool jazz” movement of the 1950s and 60s. Just as Davis and co.’s sound brought a seemingly watered-down “bop” era back to its jazz roots, The Cool aims to bring jazz hip-hop back to its boom-bap roots and provide a soundscape enjoyable for listeners across the world. Continuing in tradition, Marcus D & Absolutzero proudly present to you, the second volume of The Cool.

On this volume we hope to introduce more listeners to the featured artists. Below, we’ve done a small write-up on most of the producers featured on the project below.

BeanOne – a Seattle-native producer unofficially known as 1/3 of the Seattle holy trinity (the other 2/3 being Vitamin D & Jake One). The genius behind early 2000s local classic “Space Music” by Dyme Def and production for internationally known hip hop staples like X-Clan, I Self Divine, Black Sheep, One Be Lo, Living Legends, Supernatural, and a number of others. BeanOne contributes four tracks to TCV2 exhibiting his decades of experience in the “beat scene” and in-depth knowledge of textures and groove.

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Beat Tape

Marcus D – Terraluna [Beat Tape] [2019]

Marcus D – Terraluna [Beat Tape]
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01. Luna
02. Lounge in Blue
03. Green Tea
04. Twilight
05. Styx
06. Morpheus
07. Embers
08. Starfall
09. Jagan Eye
10. Terra

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Marcus D – Terraluna

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Beat Tape Instrumental Album

Marcus D – 龍神の夢 (Ryujin no Yume) [Beat Tape] [2018]


Marcus D – 龍神の夢 (Ryujin no Yume) [Beat Tape]
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01. dragon dance
02. ebb tide
03. chuhai
04. oneness
05. cavern
06. echoes of the cosmos
07. seaside underpass
08. debt repayed
09. raindance ft. nohidea
10. street shrine
11. sylph
12. kanju
13. midnight walk
14. dragon of adachi
15. juhyo
16. temple in the clouds
17. cumulo
18. forget me nots
19. fish market
20. thru the cracks
21. forgotten ft. jinsang
22. spacedust
23. fountain of youth
24. baku
25. how the jellyfish lost its spine
26. dreams of the dragon god
27. airporter (instrumental)

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Marcus D – 龍神の夢 (Ryujin no Yume)

Also Available On: Dreams of the Dragon God Cassette w/ Japanese Obi

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Instrumental Album

Marcus D – Retro’d 2 [Instrumental Album] [2018]


Marcus D – Retro’d 2 [Instrumental Album]
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01. Retro’d 2
02. New Game
03. Flight Club
04. Trees With Faces
05. Black Omen
06. Ghost Gang
07. Chaos Emerald
08. Wily’s Fortress 2
09. Zora’s Domain ft. nitsua
10. Link to the Future
11. Save Cave Reprise
12. Starfruit
13. Lightning’s Theme
14. Birdman
15. Milky
16. Fireberg
17. Spotlight Killer
18. Besaid Island
19. Last Wave
20. Soulstrike

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Marcus D – Retro’d 2

Also Available On: Retro’d 2 SNES Box Set (It’s Dangerous to Go Alone Edition), Retro’d 2 SNES Box Set (Gold Edition), Retro’d 2 SNES Box Set (Silver Edition), Retro’d 2 SNES Box Set (Standard), Retro’d 2 Cassette

This project is dedicated to the humble geniuses who created the soundtracks to our favorite video games, and in turn, our childhoods; the ones who inspired this project, and who might forever be underappreciated and under-recognized for their contributions to the world, and of course to the fans who helped make this all possible. thank you.

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Beat Tape

Marcus D – Pink Lemonade [Beat Tape] [2016]

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Marcus D – Pink Lemonade [Beat Tape]
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01. Azure Dream
02. Pink Lemonade (Interlude)
03. Elevator ft. Art 04:38
04. Mantra
05. Blue Jazz
06. Parepare
07. Like Home (Interlude)
08. Lady Luck

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Marcus D – Pink Lemonade

Also Available On: Pink Lemonade Deluxe Edition or Pink Lemonade (Limited Edition Pink Cassette)

The list of influential American and Japanese jazz-fusion giants is not easily condensed into one short description, but for the sake of explaining the roots of Pink Lemonade, an abridged version of how we arrived at this point in jazz/hip-hop history is necessary.

In the 1960s, fusion was essentially born when jazz artists began experimenting with amplified sound, electronic effects, and synthesizers. Through the late 1970s, Jazz-fusion was a new and uncertain time in jazz’s existence. Artists like Bob James (in America) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (in Japan) permeated the mainstream and found widespread commercial success, landing themes for TV shows, movies, and commercials; while other artists created cult classics that continued to push the genre forward, reaching new heights of artistry and experimentalism. The distinct texture of jazz-fusion records are undeniable: warm, soft, melodic, analogue.

Japanese artists like Sadao Watanabe, The Square, and Casiopea brought relaxing, almost tropical vibes to the jazz-fusion repertoire. Electric pianos, upbeat rhythmic drums and percussion, calyptic flute rips, and sounds of the ocean. Pink Lemonade was inspired by all of these things. A futuristic headnod, to some of the funkiest, coolest, and most melodic humans to walk the Earth.

As hip-hop continues to grow and mutate, it’s important and fascinating study our stylistic predecessors and remember the musicians who paved the way for the evolution of jazz.

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Album Beat Tape Instrumentals

Marcus D – The Lone Wolf LP [Album] [2015]

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Marcus D – The Lone Wolf LP [Album]
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01. Awakening
02. Dionysus ft. Cise Star
03. Dreamscape
04. Trophy ft. Blu
05. Midnight Notes ft. Looth
06. Keep Runnin’ ft. Fearce Vill
07. Soul a la Mode ft. Pismo, Substantial, Cise Star & ZANE
08. Ayahuasca ft. nitsua
09. Son of the Moon
10. Blank Canvas ft. Substantial
11. musicalpeace
12. Earth Angel ft. Cise Star
13. Rhapsody of Time
14. NoctiLuca ft. DJ Okawari
15. Find Me ft. Jun
16. Wax ft. MIDICRONICA

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Marcus D – The Lone Wolf LP

Also Available On: Lone Wolf LP (CD) US version

“The Lone Wolf LP by Marcus D: the sequel to Melancholy Hopeful will finally be released this March.

Marcus D’s greatest album, Melancholy Hopeful, was released 3 years ago by Tribe, the official store of Hydeout Productions. Alongside several spin-off releases, Marcus D has crafted the official sequel, The Lone Wolf LP. The album expresses the melancholy vibe from the 1st sequel, yet captures every listener and urges them to experience a new untold story.”