02. Kick It Out
03. Next Season
04. Never Try
05. I Got A Ride
08. Chase Pum Pum
10. Lies And Rumors
11. I Don't Want You
12. Cold Fronting
a brilliant fusion of ska, reggae, and klezmer traditions that looked like a joke at first glance but turned out to be surprisingly serious and deeply moving. This follow-up finds him heading in an entirely different direction, focusing on his toasting skills and drawing on dancehall, metal, and reggae influences. It's an interesting departure for someone who is known primarily for his work with the Stubborn All Stars, whose strictly traditional ska and rocksteady recordings have always been the cream of the New York crop.
All songs by King Django
Published by Action Cup Music (ASCAP)
Produced by King Django
King Django: vocals, keyboards, drum programming, sequencing, trombone
"Agent" Jay Nugent: guitar
Noah Shachtman: bass guitar (tracks 1,2,5,6,8,10)
Michael McDermott: drums (tracks 1,2,5,6,8,10)
Frank (Mr.) Mendez: loops, drum programming, sampling, scratching
Wade Wright: all guitars on I Don't Want You
Roman Fleysher: tenor saxophone on Hustle the Mack, Never Try
Victor "Rosebud" Ruggiero: acoustic guitar on I Got A Ride
Sammy Gelberd: baritone saxophone on Hustle The Mack
Brent "Burnt" Andres: guitar on Hustle The Mack
Recorded and mixed at West West Side Music, Tenafly, NJ
Engineer: Jesse Cannon
Basic tracks for tracks 3,4,7,9,11,12 recorded at Evil Base, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Engineers: Mr, Mendez, Wade Wright and King Django
Additional production by Mr. Mendez, Noah Shachtman, Jesse Cannon
Cover art by David Kassan, laid out by dugybones
Photos by Natalie Mooallem and M. Crandall
All praises are due to the almighty god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
My undying live and eternal thanks to my mom & dad and my brother Doug
Special thanks to Tim Armstrong for the opportunity to make this record, Allen Douches at West West Side for taking good care of me, everyone who played on this record, Chris Lassalle at Hellcat, all version city massive, and all the people who've had my back and been true friends and supporters, you know who you are.
US Rel. Date: 04/24/2001
EU Rel. Date: 04/10/2001
The abum begins with the title track, "Reason." Reason begins with heavy guitars, and King Django screaming, then the song evolves into a great Reggae number, with guitar overtones, a great track to start the record with. "Nex Season" begins with some dj scratching provided by Mr. Mandez. The song goes into a drum and bass track, filled with keyboard, and dancehall overtunes. It's a great upbeat track, which gives shoutouts to all his friends. The song "Never Try" is my favorite song on the album. It's a good Roots-Reggae number with heartfelt lyrics about true love, that you can't by fall in love with. "LKO" goes into some jungo beats, with Reggae vox done over them. "Chace Pum Pum" is a great dancehall number with some Jungle thrown in there. "Hastle The Mac" is a great Hip Hop number, with some Keyboards thrown in there, as well as some horns. The combination makes the song very enjoyable to listen to.
King Django comes up with another gem. While a lot of musicians become stale and drop off the face of the earth, King Django remains on top, and keeps on moving forward, like a locomotive feuled by music. Please don't judge the album after one listen, I know it may seem weird to you at first, but with a few listens, you too, will be hooked.
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