Back in 2002 I was designing cover art for digital releases at Chuck D’s (Public Enemy) label SLAMjamz. At the time the label was releasing free downloadable singles for a number of interesting independent artists. Among them was A-Grav Lab (short for Antigravity Laboratory), a group comprised of Indiana natives Scott Matelic and Jay McElfresh. Four singles that I designed art for (“Creation”, “Spacewalkers”, “Torture Device” and “U and I”) were released. At the time Jay sent me a CD-R copy of the complete EP from which those were taken and it became something that I’d often return to listen to over the years.
Fast-forward a few years… I’m running blocSonic and I happen to reconnect with Jay on Facebook. That got me thinking about the EP again and how it was never given a proper release. So I asked Jay if he’d be interested in blocSonic releasing it. After I filled him in about the label he said he was. He got me the original DAT files and I shot them over to Shawn Franklin of TDX for mastering and here we are!
Consider this dope EP to be a sort of time-machine back to the late 90s… a time before trap and mumble rap took over the mainstream… a time when the internet was still a curiosity. I’ve always enjoyed it and I’m thrilled to finally be able to give it a home where you can also enjoy it.
A very special thanks to Scott and Jay for allowing blocSonic to finally give this great EP a home! Thanks also goes out to Chuck D for letting me to be a part of SLAMjamz and introducing me to some great music!
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
Download your free copy of Spacewalkers EP.