Mind The Gap Anthems V2
Steve Ellington AKA Tha 4orces' 20 year career in music has seen him produce and remix artists such as Amy Winehouse, LL Cool J, Common, Busta Rhymes, Ms Dynamite, Oleta Adams and Foxy Brown to name but a few. Shame then that he is better known for being Ali G's fast talking Dj in 'Da Ali G Show', full time presenter on MTV/MTV Base, or the guy who was stalked by The News of the World's paparazzi because he got that blonde from Eastenders into bed - the shits. "Mind the Gap Anthems" aims to right this wrong and establish Tha 4orce as an MC/Producer in his own right. Taking it's name from Tha 4orce's production company, "Mind the Gap Anthems" it is a live hip hop album which sees Mr Ellington join 4orces with established UK musicians such as arranger and keyboard don Tim Baxter, Bass player Pete Terry or drummer Dom Bannister. Vocals come courtesy of the excellent Marissa Angling - whose voice is remarkably reminiscent of Amy Winehouse's, only better; Poynt Black; or Russell Nash, who saw massive success with the outfit Nash (Polydor Records) back in 2000. Tha 4orce flipped when he discovered BBE's "Beat Generation" series. He couldn't quite believe that the J Dilla and Pete Rock albums he had in his hands came from a London based label. Inspired, he took to his studio gadgets to re-create that sound and stamp it with his own signature, honed during the course of a long career in music production. Accompanied by his family of musicians, he has done that, and more; putting together a 6 piece band whose live show has the ability to rip a new one to any audience lucky enough to cross its path. May Tha 4orce be witcha!