Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Official Website & Exclusive Track

It appears the folks behind Clutchy Hopkins have created an official website:

www.clutchyhopkinsmusic.com

It's got a collection of info about Clutchy, a blog with articles, links to his Myspace, plus an official Facebook & Twitter. Most interestingly, it has a brand-new track called "Nightshade" that is being given away for free. Click here to check out the site. I just joined the mailing list, can't wait to hear the new track...

Check it out yourself...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tons of Clutchy tracks on YouTube

Someone uploaded a shitload of Clutchy tracks...listen and enjoy:







Thoughts on Clutchy's true identity

Some theories:

* Cut Chemist
* DJ Shadow
* Beastie Boys
* Money Mark
* Madlib
* Shawn Lee
* Peanut Butter Wolf
* DJ Panzah Zandahz (?)
* who knows...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Reviews of Walking Backwards

"Walking Backwards" gets four Afros from Okayplayer:

"Walking Backwards succeeds in its ability to act as a musical vacation. It takes you on an international near-50-minute journey without the cost of air fare."
...
"Whether you are looking for some moody background music or you want to spend an hour staring at the ceiling with your speakers blasting, Walking Backwards delivers."

URB gives it 4 out of 5 stars:
"The disc is chock full of slick jazz/funk fusion hip-hop beats that plays out like a soundtrack to the life of the Clutchster himself."
...
"Walking Backwards is nice change of pace from the norm as far as instrumental discs goes, with many using more samples and synthesizers than actual live instrumentation. Clutchy proves that he's hipper than your average bum off the street, and he can play a mean flute...and drums, and organ, and harp...


PopMatters gives it an 8 out of 10:
"the sickest jazzy funk, live hip-hop fusion this side of Galactic’s From the Corner to the Block."
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"Walking Backwards is the sound of Miles Davis (late ‘60s) and Fink jamming with ?uestlove (The Roots), and that is not a generous comparison."

And

Dusty Groove digs it too.
:

"[Walking Backwards] reminds us of the energy that we first felt in DJ Shadow's groundbreaking work of a decade before - a similar love of gritty, organic source material, and an ear for putting it together with lots of dark twists and turns".

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Track on KCRW

Visit Clutchy's MySpace page go to the music player, and click "Song For J Sole", a brand-new track that was ripped from Jeremy Sole's late-night show on KCRW 89.9. Clutchy called into his show and wrote a song for him.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Props

OkayPlayer posted an article about Clutchy and alking Backwards (scroll down to Blogarhythms Jan. 21). The post runs through a quick list of the usual suspects (Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, MF Doom, etc), and describes the record as sounding like "secret samples from never-before-released beats by the RZA, Madlib and Mobb Deep".