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NEVER NORMAL RECORDS releases Count Bass D - Handshake Vs. Dap Video

Today, Never Normal gives you the 1st look at a new cinema-style video, laced with Count Bass D’s “Handshake Vs. Dap” as the soundtrack to celebrate the 2nd tape release on the label.  Just like the music, the visuals show a world with it’s story inspired by street culture, soul, and technology: a surreal blend.

Count Bass D, the producer behind the project, known also for his production on MF DOOM’s “Potholderz” shares this about the title of his new tape:

"Handshake vs. Dap is figuring out how to greet a person initially. The vibe is peace, unity, love & having fun once we have togetherness.” © Count Bass D

Handshake Vs. Dap is the 2nd release on Never Normal Records, specializing on putting new music on analogue formats. The collectible cassette, featuring 30+ minutes of Count Bass D’s newest buttery beats, is up for now for pre-orders on Never Normal Records site.

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@countbassd | @nevernormalrecords #HandshakeVsDap

Exclusive Interview: Count Bass D for Never Normal Records + Album Stream

The beat extraordinaire, and 2nd artist released on Never Normal, sits down and talks chords, his favorite instrument, and things he just can’t live without. Press play on the album stream & enjoy the read.




1. As an artist, what things in life make you feel “never normal”?
Dedicating my life to music makes it. You either goin’ my way, or you IN the way.
2. What is your favorite part of your sound?
Atypical harmony. Chords turn me on.

3. Tell us a highlight moment of your music journey.

Currently on the Respect the Architect Tour with Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove. It is the longest tour of my career with 60 concerts total. Today we leave for two concerts in Alaska.

4. What’s the 1st thing on your mind as soon as you wake up?
Gettin’ money for my responsibilities is the first and last thing on my mind each day. 

5. You live in Atlanta, who are some of your favorite new artists from the A right now?
If Tuamie is in the A as they say, him. Also, ForteBowie.

6.  You couldn’t live without….?
Food, clothing, shelter & decent health is all I can not live without. I’ve learned nothing in life is guaranteed to be permanent. I shall not want or need.

7. What are all of the instruments you play?
Having a solid working knowledge of music theory, I apply that knowledge to whatever instrument I get to spend a fair amount of time with. At this stage in my career, and after working with some of the best musicians in the world, I feel the drum machine is my primary instrument. 

8. Who are some of your favorite artists you’ve had the pleasure of working with?
Don’t have favorites, but learned key elements of my musical style from MF DOOM, Roy & Victor Wooten and Van Hunt.
9. What’s one thing in life that always inspires you?
Re-harmonizing hymns may never get old to me. That is my daily inspiration.

10. Do you like where music culture is going right now?
Not very concerned with music culture at large, as long as I can make money off music. Most acts don’t last long enough to miss them.

11. Your new EP and tape is called Handshake Vs. Dap. What gave you the idea for that name?
Handshake vs. Dap is figuring out how to greet a person initially. The vibe is peace, unity, love & having fun once we have togetherness. 

12. Any last thoughts?
Thank you Suzi. I love what you do and how you do it.
Count Bass D - Handshake Vs. Dap Cassette is on sale now via Never Normal Records.





Count Bass D is now on a North American Tour with Blueprint bringing slaps (and daps) to the stage now through July on the Respect The Architect Tour. Catch him in your city.



Tuesday June 17th - Whitefish, MT @ Crush Lounge | EVENT DETAILSWednesday June 18th - Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 | EVENT DETAILSThursday June 19th - Great Falls, MT @ Machinery Row | EVENT DETAILSFriday June 20th - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail | EVENT DETAILSSaturday June 21st - Minot, ND @ Souris River Brewery | EVENT DETAILSSunday June 22nd - Fargo, ND @ The Nestor | EVENT DETAILSTuesday June 24th - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews | EVENT DETAILSWednesday June 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry | EVENT DETAILSThursday June 26th - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room | EVENT DETAILS
 

@CountBassD | @NeverNormalRecords #HandshakeVsDap
Exclusive Interview: Count Bass D for Never Normal Records + Album Stream
The beat extraordinaire, and 2nd artist released on Never Normal, sits down and talks chords, his favorite instrument, and things he just can’t live without. Press play on the album stream & enjoy the read.

1. As an artist, what things in life make you feel “never normal”?

Dedicating my life to music makes it. You either goin’ my way, or you IN the way.

2. What is your favorite part of your sound?

Atypical harmony. Chords turn me on.

3. Tell us a highlight moment of your music journey.

Currently on the Respect the Architect Tour with Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove. It is the longest tour of my career with 60 concerts total. Today we leave for two concerts in Alaska.

4. What’s the 1st thing on your mind as soon as you wake up?

Gettin’ money for my responsibilities is the first and last thing on my mind each day. 

5. You live in Atlanta, who are some of your favorite new artists from the A right now?

If Tuamie is in the A as they say, him. Also, ForteBowie.

6.  You couldn’t live without….?

Food, clothing, shelter & decent health is all I can not live without. I’ve learned nothing in life is guaranteed to be permanent. I shall not want or need.

7. What are all of the instruments you play?

Having a solid working knowledge of music theory, I apply that knowledge to whatever instrument I get to spend a fair amount of time with. At this stage in my career, and after working with some of the best musicians in the world, I feel the drum machine is my primary instrument. 

8. Who are some of your favorite artists you’ve had the pleasure of working with?

Don’t have favorites, but learned key elements of my musical style from MF DOOM, Roy & Victor Wooten and Van Hunt.

9. What’s one thing in life that always inspires you?

Re-harmonizing hymns may never get old to me. That is my daily inspiration.

10. Do you like where music culture is going right now?

Not very concerned with music culture at large, as long as I can make money off music. Most acts don’t last long enough to miss them.

11. Your new EP and tape is called Handshake Vs. Dap. What gave you the idea for that name?

Handshake vs. Dap is figuring out how to greet a person initially. The vibe is peace, unity, love & having fun once we have togetherness. 

12. Any last thoughts?

Thank you Suzi. I love what you do and how you do it.

Count Bass D - Handshake Vs. Dap Cassette is on sale now via Never Normal Records.

Count Bass D is now on a North American Tour with Blueprint bringing slaps (and daps) to the stage now through July on the Respect The Architect Tour. Catch him in your city.
Tuesday June 17th - Whitefish, MT @ Crush Lounge | EVENT DETAILS
Wednesday June 18th - Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 | EVENT DETAILS
Thursday June 19th - Great Falls, MT @ Machinery Row | EVENT DETAILS
Friday June 20th - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail | EVENT DETAILS
Saturday June 21st - Minot, ND @ Souris River Brewery | EVENT DETAILS
Sunday June 22nd - Fargo, ND @ The Nestor | EVENT DETAILS
Tuesday June 24th - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews | EVENT DETAILS
Wednesday June 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry | EVENT DETAILS
Thursday June 26th - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room | EVENT DETAILS
 
@CountBassD | @NeverNormalRecords #HandshakeVsDap
«6.13.14» Live Beat Sets In Brooklyn tonight coming from Lakim @lakimisalive, Suzi Analogue @suzianalog Quelle @quellechrist + more. 
Be there to hear nxt lvl beats! Friday the 13th vibe.

«6.13.14» Live Beat Sets In Brooklyn tonight coming from Lakim @lakimisalive, Suzi Analogue @suzianalog Quelle @quellechrist + more. 

Be there to hear nxt lvl beats! Friday the 13th vibe.

«News» Announcing official pre-orders of Count Bass D (@countbassd) Handshake Vs. Dap Cassette. | NN-02

30+ minutes of buttery productions by Count Bass D on a buttercream-colored cassette with bonus recordings exclusive to the Never Normal release.

Limited Edition. Don’t sleep, grab yours today.

Visit http://nevernormalrecords.com/shop to order.

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«Release Announcement» NEVER NORMAL RECORDS is proud to release on cassette Count Bass D (@countbassd) - Handshake Vs. Dap tape June 2014.
Count Bass D has not only produced & recorded for MF Doom (MM Food, 2004) but has been creating solid gold instrumental & vocal projects for years. His one-of-a-kind soul chop & blend beats offers a peek into the mind of a multi-instrumentalist inspired by the sights and sounds of his cultural roots; gospel, soul, hip-hop, jazz, technology and the everyday streets.
Handshake Vs. Dap cassette will be available this month on NeverNormalRecords.com
#NewRelease #CountBassD #HandshakeVsDap #Tape #NEVERNORMALRECORDS #ComingSoon #PreOrder

«Release Announcement» NEVER NORMAL RECORDS is proud to release on cassette Count Bass D (@countbassd) - Handshake Vs. Dap tape June 2014.

Count Bass D has not only produced & recorded for MF Doom (MM Food, 2004) but has been creating solid gold instrumental & vocal projects for years. His one-of-a-kind soul chop & blend beats offers a peek into the mind of a multi-instrumentalist inspired by the sights and sounds of his cultural roots; gospel, soul, hip-hop, jazz, technology and the everyday streets.

Handshake Vs. Dap cassette will be available this month on NeverNormalRecords.com

#NewRelease #CountBassD #HandshakeVsDap #Tape #NEVERNORMALRECORDS #ComingSoon #PreOrder

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Suzi Analogue is set to play one of the world’s leading art events; Frieze Art Fair NYC this year. The event, which is staged by the iconic frieze magazine will feature a mini-music festival curated by Tom Tom Magazine, and architecturally designed by artist Naama Tsabar, that takes place on Randall’s Island May 8-11th. The installation is called WITHOUT. Analogue is set to play on May 11th, 2pm. The event is free to the public.

Click here to read more about the Frieze Project.

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