Archive for July 10th, 2010

Unwrapped Vol. 7 – Back 2 Basics

Innovative the concept, adventurous the music. Hidden Beach Recordings presents this year Unwrapped Volume 7 – Back 2 Basics featuring acclaimed producer and songwriter J.R. Hutson! He worked in the past with Zhane, Wayman Tisdale and Boyz II Men. Hutson’s production company is called Lifeline Entertainment. Hutson explains: “I really feel like there are a few musicians who have been able to tap into the lifeline, like they’ve been able to zone out and give us music that no one else has been able to give us.”

Hudson is no unknown for Hidden Beach Recordings. The son of an R&B legend father and opera singer mother collaborated with Jill Scott on her album The Real Thing (2007). This album is so popular, that it received amazing 277(!) reviews at Amazon.com. Jill described her work with J.R as like a disease. Hearing his music was very infectious and made the recording absolutely comfortable.

J.R. had also the opportunity to work with Mike Phillips. He produced and recorded on his album Uncommon Denominator (2005) the title and several other songs. And I tell you no secret, that he works again with Mike on his upcoming album MP3. Hutson also produced the bulk of the fourth installment of the label’s highly successful Hidden Beach Presents: Unwrapped series, spinning out alternative instrumental versions of hip-hop classics like 21 Questions and Lean Back. If you want to know more about this producer, read this interview or visit his MySpace site.

The album isn’t yet pressed, so here some more advanced information. Executive producer of the album is beside J.R. Hutson the owner of Hidden Beach Recordings Steve McKeever, who also wrote the liner notes. Co-executive producers are Mike Phillips and A&R Charles Whitfield.

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