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BenOaks’ hiphop masterpiece – “SAMSARA”

Benjamin Oaks aka BenOaks releases his 1st all hiphop album. BenOaks has been making hiphop since buying his drum machine (Alesis HR-16b) at age 15 in 1993. And he has produced hundreds of singles & a few albums for other artists. But this is his first album using the all hiphop moniker “BenOaks”.

BenOaks is Ben’s hiphop stage name. It differentiates between his usual electronica. He also uses the name V1TAL to release dance music.

in 2012 Ben posted Craigslist ads in most major United States cities. After combing through hundreds of submissions, Benjamin Oaks found the handful of incredibly talented lyricists featured on “SAMSARA”

“SAMSARA” was recording between 2012-2015. It took so long to release because it went through two different record label distributors going out of business. There were 3 weeks in the past 3 years where it was available on all major retailers.

After relaunching the musical collaboration project Bones Culture-BenOaks, 66notes, Jefferson Ambrose, Nick the Blacklisted & Android Eddie decided to relaunch our record label & publishing company madPHATTER music. And also our media parent PH Makes an F Sound (which also specializes in live events, social media marketing, branding & design).

“SAMSARA” definition from Wikipedia: Saṃsāra is a Sanskrit word that means “wandering” or “world”, with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It is also the concept of rebirth and “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”, a fundamental belief of most Indian religions. In short, it is the cycle of death and rebirth. Saṃsāra is sometimes referred to with terms or phrases such as transmigration, karmic cycle, reincarnation, and “cycle of aimless drifting, wandering or mundane existence”.

the latest triphop from The Numinous feat. 66notes

I’m excited to share two new acoustic based triphop tracks from The Numinous – a triphop / electrosoul / grime / urban electronica / alternative hiphop / PBR&B music project (and production team) from artist/songwriter/rapper/singer/producer 66notes & I. This project also features midwest songbird Devy Dev Dev & rapper/producer Daytym fka LDK fka Lawrence Day-Knightly.

The 2 new songs, ‘The End is Here’ and ‘Neighborhood DBoy’, sound like they’d fit in right along the debut album by The Numinous Chapter Zero.

The soundscape returns to an atmospheric, drone acoustic guitar & piano based instrumental. Unlike the powerful, epic heavy synth based grime (trap + grime + crunk + EDM + electronica + detroit techno) sounding work of the past year from 66notes and I’s ALLiWANT sessions and similar bass heavy work from my upcoming BASSisOurWeapon solo LP.

And there is also an actual b-side with similar sounding synths from the ‘Chapter Zero’ (song) instrumental sessions with V1TAL & V!CE called ‘Beyond the Frame’ which was previously unreleased.

 

We’ve got some more news from The Numinous

Before we let you go, checkout this new track from Devy Dev Dev & Daytym produced by yours true.