This is a project from UK producer Crimson who’s love of French Hip Hop, and particularly the legendary late 90s Marseilles era, led him to create these remixes. With expert sample choices and arrangements, Crimson masterfully captures the feeling of hearing artists like IAM, Fonky Family and le 3eme OEil that exploded onto the scene 2 decades ago.
With this labour of love Crimson has taken time to craft a cohesive tracklist and fully mastered musical journey from the UK to the Southern French coast where classic Hip Hop lives forever. This is definitely an album which deserves a physical release, so watch this space…
The project comes at a time when Marseilles Hip Hop is in a renaissance period, with groups like Le 3eme Oeil recently dropping an EP of new material in June (Soldat) and IAM still maintaining their classic standard.
Here are some records from the IBMCs archive