It's about time someone did a tribute to Timbaland! And that someone is the Echocentrics, an Austin-based band lead by Grammy award winning producer Adrian Quesada. Fresh off their critically acclaimed debut album Sunshadows, the band returns with live takes on classic Timbo production. It's a funky, latin-tinged affair, that offers a new twist on 5 Timbaland-produced favorites like Jay-Z's "It's Hot," Petey Pablo's "Raise Up," and Tim & Magoo's "Party People." The highlight however, is the bands cover of Aaliyah's "We Need A Resolution" that comes complete with Portugese vocals from Brazilian chanteuse, Tita Lima (instrumental also included). Comes on beautiful colored vinyl with free MP3 download. Recommended.
- music label: Ubiquity 2012