EM17 is all about Time Cow’s ‘Travels.' Three tunes, produced by Time Cow mostly on tour from New York City to London & back home in Jamaica. The EP, punching 140bpm and over, is a dynamic grouping of Jamaicans home and away.
The lyrics from the project don't directly describe Time Cow’s globetrotting. However, if one takes a look at the personnel you will realise that this project embodies Equiknoxx’s spirit of connecting communities worldwide.
Travels opens with Exile Di Brave. Recorded in Germany, Exile’s ‘Can’t Be Found’ feels like a standard day of Time Cow & Exile in Europe, frolicking about sharing experiences and putting serious conversation to interesting word play & rhythm.
Time Cow sights the second track as a highlight from the project. In 2018, just a stone’s throw from the Legendary Lloyd Bullwackie’s studio, Bronx, New York City sees Time Cow, SO$A, Gavsborg & B Dot in the basement of an abandoned building. A makeshift studio assembled specifically for the occasion to come. After recording several vocal cuts over several days, there was a random vocal shouting out “Pearson Sound & Ben UFO." Time Cow, fascinated by the shout out, added ‘Ben UFO’ to SO$A’s tune as a placeholder and decided to leave it in whilst curating the project.
RTKal & Shokryme recorded in Kingston at Equiknoxx Music Studios & at a joint studio outing with Swing Ting & Equiknoxx in London at Red Bull Studios which yielded tunes such as ‘Jump to the Bar’ featuring RTKal, Time Cow, Shanique Marie, Fox & Swing Ting as well as ‘Fox x Gavsborg - Somewhere in Poland.'
Though Time Cow does not appear on ‘Travels’ vocally, all tunes embody the chemistry of his playful, mad scientist deviance which resonates in the delivery of the vocal takes.
The tunes are complemented by a cover art via Gavsborg. The image appears to be, Time Cow being greeted by the very charming and well chiseled dog ‘Arbuz.' This greeting takes place in the Warsaw apartment of extended Equiknoxx Family, ‘Dorka.' At the time of photograph, Dorka et al were operating the Równonoc (Translated Equinox) bar/lounge. Równonoc, now a closed space, was ‘livicated’ to the Equiknoxx family with murals and release covers on the wall strengthening the Kingston-Warsaw connection.
released July 31, 2020
Produced by Time Cow
Vocals by Exile Di Brave, SO$A, Shokryme & RTKal
Mastered by Nik Sinna, Futureworks, Manchester UK.