Release Date: 27 April 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|PAN AMSTERDAM THE POCKET WATCH Limited Vinyl LP
We really don't know exactly where Pan Amsterdam comes from. He was found on the coast of Miami, Florida in a state of apparent amnesia. However, we've been able to compile some information on him though we are still some way from connecting all of the dots...
When Pan Amsterdam washed up on the coast, he was wearing an oversized black velvet jacket with a cigarette burn, black jeans and two different coloured church socks. Further along the coast we found a trumpet case WITH a trumpet inside of it, in the case's side zipper there was a mouthpiece, valve oil for the horn, and a drive with masking tape on.
As for why Pan Am was found at sea we don't fully know. Most recently we are investigating a tip-off that a Jazz trumpet player was lost at sea, having jumped ship from a Neo-Soul, Smooth Jazz cruise.....
Pan Amsterdam is producer thatmanmonkz and Leron Thomas. Leron has played with the likes of Bilal, Badu, and D'Angelo.
Professionally trained Jazz Musician living in New York thatmanmonkz is a producer well known in the House world. He is also one half of Madison Washington. A Hip-Hop duo also on Def Pressé who enjoyed much success last year with their debut record and debut for the label - Code Switchin' EP.
Championed by Gilles Peterson and the like, Gilles actually had Madison Washington on his 6 Music show for a full live performance of the EP and an interview. This established monkz as a Hip-Hop producer in his own right. He met Leron through the label (Def Pressé) and Malik Crumpler, the other half of Madison Washington. Malik and Leron are firm friends from the New York Jazz/underground Hip-Hop scene.
Pam Amsterdam was born.
1. The Pocket Watch
2. Plus One
3. Hunan Garden Takeout
4. Randy Smiff Diner
5. Know the Difference
6. Good Ol’; Days
7. Landlord Elijah
8. The Lotion Song
10. Greek Codfish