As far as Willie Green is concerned, it's all about the drums. The New England-bred beatmaker puts that theory to the test on his debut album...Of Heroes & Villains, dropping on July 28th (today!) through Brooklyn indie label Backwoodz Studioz. A half-hour instrumental adventure, ...Of Heroes & Villains is the first official look at a producer who is poised to make a lot of noise in 2009 and beyond.
Willie Green made his name in the Boston underground scene as a producer and engineer before moving to Brooklyn in mid 2007. He has worked with unknowns and knows and soon-to-be-knowns alike, building up a resume of collaborators that includes Vordul of Cannibal Ox, Reks, the Super Chron Flight Brothers, Naledge of Kids in The Hall, Masai Bey and Boston fixtures Foundation Movement, among others. Shortly after Green began collaborating with the Super Chron Flight Brothers, Backwoodz Studioz was so impressed they invited him to take on some in-house production duties. As it stands, he co-produced the forthcoming Flight Brothers album, Cape Verde, and is hard at work on a one-producer/one-emcee project with Hi-Coup.
...Of Heroes & Villains is born out of Willie Green's childhood love of cartoons. In his words, the premise of this instrumental narrative is "the ultimate battle between good and evil. He-Man vs. Dangermouse's Baron Silas Greenback". The album pairs Green's agile beatmaking with a keen ear for samples pilfered from some of his favorite cartoons. As an extra bonus, Green has included two exclusive non-album tracks featuring billy woods of SCFB and Nasa of The Presence, respectively.
released 28 July 2009
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Willie Green for Paul Womack Media