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Fledgling

by Dert

From eclectic synth soul, to abstract afro beat, to raw and gritty hip hop.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Play / Start (intro)
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2. Isolated Bounce
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3. Hymned up!
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4. Trucker Hats & P.B.R.
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5. A Piece of Forever
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6. She Makes Me Feel All Warm Inside
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7. Darling, You SYNTH Me
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8. oooooohkay (interludeness)
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9. Implied Movement
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10. Happiness
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11. Fledgling
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12. Afterglow (Darling Reprise)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE DEBUT INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM from Tunnelrats producer DERT whose 150 plus (and counting) song discography includes work with: LPG, New Breed, Sev Statik, Zane, Raphi, Propaganda, Mars Ill, Piegon John, LA Symphony, 2 Mex and LMNO of the Visionaries, Micah 9 and Self-Jupiter of Freestyle Fellowship, Wordsworth, Ahmad, Listener, Sup the Chemist, Remnant Militia, Mass Reality, Playdough, Shihan the Poet, Sekou the Misfit and Acid Reign. Dert is currently in the studio working on a new album with The Blastmaster KRS-ONE.

Fledglng features 12 news tracks of material unlike anything you have ever heard from Dert or the Tunnelrats thus far. The mark of any good artist is their ability to grow creatively and that is exactly what Fledgling is...a full expansion of Dert's beat-making and production skills. Rigid beats are now transformed into emotive songs and bare loops into rich compositions on this landmark release. You all know Dert the producer, now get to know Dert the solo artist. And if you are not familiar with the work of this West Covina, California native, then what better project to become aquatinted with his sound. Spanning from syncopated afro beat rhythms to eclectic synth soul to raw, gritty breaks; Fledgling marks Dert's most passionate and personal work to date.


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Pauleywood

CD of the Year
Being an avid TR'z hater (closet fan), I was extremely relieved that Dert restored my faith in his beat skillz by this CD. This sounds like something Miles Davis might drop today if he were still around. It is in constant repeat in my CD. Only complaint is that it needs a better case to when it finally comes out I have a good place to put it.

stephanizzle

I like these beats, Dert is real talented.
I like these beats, theyre the type you can just cruz in your car with or break to or make up your own flows with. i like em. Dert is real talented, i just wish i lived in Cali so i could see more of the skill.

marc q


this piece is filled with crisp highs and low lows. i usually prefer them classic hip hop beats, but Dert most definately had me feelin his synth work, although, it did take me some time to get used to the new sound he puts out. Any lover of hip hop, rock, electronica, or jazz can appreciate Dert's work!

Erick H Castillo

Dert IS A GENIUS!! (ALL IN CAPS)
I love the production on this CD, it's great and Don Baker aka "Dert" deserves much much props for the unique talent and music he displays on this piece! Man If you haven't copped this album be sure to get it and believe me you won't be dissapointed. Banging Tracks that stood out!2.)Isolated Music; 3)Hymned UP, 4.Trucker Hats & PBR and well the whole album is enjoyable too! A must for Tunnel Rat FANS

Steve Pargamanik

it is too dope to be $10
I love it, I learned how to beatbox from it.

Sean B

Pretty good, I'd recommend it, and I've heard a LOT
I really am feeling this cd, it reminds me a little of RJD2 and Blueprint. I normally don't buy cds, but download them. I only buy them if they really impress me, and I bought this one. It's good.

bvl

Good record!
This is a great record, I'm loving the combination of samples and synth work. Some records it reminds me of, to give you an idea of what it sounds like:

synth work - carl craig, on a bunch of his stuff ("More stories about food and revolutionary art", the Innerzone Orchestra record "programmed")
samples - dj shadow, a little bit ("endtroducing....")
beats - jay dee (the instrumentals record(s) on bling47)
overall vibe - some of the london broken beat stuff, like mustang, 4 hero, etc

Keep up the good work!

JOEL GOODWIN OF SOULLINQ PRODUCTIONS

INNOVATIVE, INSPIRING, ECLECTIC!!!!
THIS CD IS WONDERFUL! IT'S NOT EVERYDAY THAT A HIP HOP INFLUENCED CD GET'S MY ATTENTION BECAUSE EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE SOUNDING ALIKE NOWADAYS. EVEN SOME OF THE WORK THAT DERT HAS DONE IN THE PAST FOR ARTISTS LIKE THE TUNNEL RATS SEEMS TO BE RECYCLED A FEW TIMES (MOST OF IT IS DOPE, A LOT OF IT JUST SOUNDS ALIKE). I MUST SAY THAT "FLEDGING" WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE. THE THINGS GOING ON IN THIS GUYS HEAD ARE AMAZING! I LOVE THE DIVERSITY THAT IS DISPLAYED ON THIS ALBUM, EVERYTHING FROM STRAIGHT UP HIP HOP BEATS ALL THE WAY TO ACID JAZZ, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. I ALSO LOVE THE TEMPO CHANGES AND SAMPLES IN A LOT OF THE SONGS. I REALLY CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS CD, BUT BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPACE I WILL STOP NOW!!! SOULLINQ 4 LIFE!!!!

Nu Manna

Who said you can teach an old dog new tricks!!
From the second this Masterpiece hit hit my ears to the last sound held on the album, My expectations were in heaven. To take some old school and mix it into this milleniums revolution in a way like this... Man thats awesome. The gift is without repentence, but your's is truly being used to it's potential..

Apostrophetic

OFF DA HIZZLE FA SHIZZLE MY NIZZLE
I was fienin' to get my hands on this project and when I finally did it was exactly what I expected from DERT. Tracks 10, 11, & 12 are certified bangers. On some chill out and vibe music. The cd is eclectic and well balanced. Not your typical TR offering. Good stuff!!!
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