"Power Moves" is the new album by brazilian dj and producer SonikCuts. Dj since the early 2000’s SonikCuts is know for his scratching skills, mixtapes and vinyl-released projects for turntablists such as the “Guarana Breaks” record series. For this studio album SonikCuts invited some of the best rappers of the independent hiphop scene such as Termanology, Skyzoo, Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Supastition, Planet Asia among others, to be the voices of the project. In this album composed of 10 tracks of pure hiphop music, we find SonikCuts know-how as a producer through powerful instrumentals and guests of choice, but also as a dj with the countless scratches dotted around throughout the album. The project was mixed in Paris at “Haxo Studio” when SonikCuts used to live there, and mastered at "Elysian Masters Studio" in Los Angeles by Dave Cooley, the engineer who did the mastering of several albums like the classic ‘’Donuts’’ by J Dilla or more recently ‘’Bandana’’ by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib. "PowerMoves" is a hiphop album where DJ and MC join their forces to deliver fresh beats,rhymes and scratchs.
After the release of tracks in collaboration with rappers like Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo or Termanology, SonikCuts returns with “Spaceship”, a new song featuring one of the most prolific Mc's on the independent hiphop scene, the rapper Planet Asia. Native of Fresno, California, Planet Asia is known among other things for his countless solo projects and collaborations alongside artists such as Kurupt, Evidence, The Alchemist, Rasco, Strong Arm Steady, GhostaFace Killah and many others... In this collaboration between North and South America, SonikCuts and Planet Asia demonstrate all their skills as MC and DJ and unite their talent to deliver a message of strength and contestation during this period of pandemic. By listening to this title, we understand why Planet Asia is one of the most emblematic MC's of its generation. whether with rhymes, beats or scratchs, they excel in their art, and they demonstrate it in this new track called “Spaceship”.
The DJ and producer SonikCuts is back with a new track entitles « Grinding », with Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo by his side. «Grinding» is the third single from SonikCuts upcoming album «POWER MOVES». For this third single SonikCuts invites Skyzoo, who is well known for his multiple albums, mixtapes and collabs with artists such as Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, Apollo Brown or Pete Rock with whom he recently launched the project «Retropolitan». The track was mixed in Paris and the mastering was done in Los Angeles. This new single feels very film friendly with an upbeat bass line that fits Skyzoo’s keen flow and Sonik’s usual scratches.