A-Trak and Lee Foss teamed up last Fall for an earthy, spiritual house jam. Originally an interpolation of a Goodie Mob classic, the song was blessed by a beautiful vocal performance by LA’s own Uncle Chucc, who sadly passed away this year. With the blessings of Chucc’s 1500 Or Nothin family, Trizzy and Lee are releasing a few remixes. Berlin’s Emanuel Satie, whose releases have blessed labels like Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, and his own imprint Scenarios, elevates the song to an ethereal and highly musical plane. Let’s keep Chucc’s vocals resonating this year! Listen now.
It started with a DJ blend. A-Trak was revisiting Goodie Mob’s classic first album Soul Food and was touched by Cee-Lo’s spiritual vocals on the intro. It sparked an idea: speeding them up and throwing them over a house beat. And just like that, “Free” was born. He later linked with 1500 Or Nothing member and Snoop collaborator Uncle Chucc to reinterpret the vocal, and enlisted Lee Foss to work on the earthy, percussive groove. Lee is already having a spectacular year, with his label Repopulate Mars hitting the top seller mark on Beatport.“Free” is a deeply moving song that reaches far beyond house music. It speaks to a basic human yearning for decency and unity, a raw feeling that anyone can get behind. Listen now.