Take One is the cinematic debut release from the minds of Hampshire born emcee Deeflux and seminal producer Kraze. Created through a chaotic and turbulent life journey, the project was born out of the collective need to change direction musically by both artists.
The results are an accomplished and often brutally honest prose, overlaid across a wide range of soundscapes scaling the spectrum of alternative rap music.
Themed around cinema, each track tells a story like a window into the artists lives covering a range of topics and emotions with Deeflux’s trademark labyrinthine wordplay weaving effortlessly over Kraze's diverse production.
Take your seats and enjoy the show!
released March 1, 2018
All tracks produced and recorded by Chris 'Kraze' Butler
All tracks written and performed by Nick Udall except for 'Don't Let Go" written by Nick Udall and Peter Liddle
All tracks mixed by Chris 'Kraze' Butler and Chemo
All tracks mastered by Chemo
Guitar on ‘Live-O’, ‘Stepping Stones’ and ‘The Love’ performed by Nick Udall
Guitar on ‘Don’t Let Go’ performed by Dave Butler
Additional Piano on ‘Don’t Let Go’ performed by Chris ‘Kraze’ Butler
Violin and Viola on ‘The Love’, ‘Don’t Let Go’ and ‘Didn’t I?’ Performed by Will Harvey
Cuts on ‘Live-O’ by DJ Chud
Cuts on ‘Come This Far’ and ‘The Wind’ by DJ Miracle
Additional vocals on ‘The Love’ by Robin Udall
We would like to thank Alison and Dave Butler, Lois and Robin Udall, Jo, Mollie, Georgia, Steff, James, Harry, Josh, Pam, Jamie, Brother Beatbox, Natural Selection, Luca Brazi, Corners, DJ Miracle, DJ Chud, Jazz T, The Steel Devils Crew, Luke HC, Gavin ‘Chuckie Steel’ Hoare, Pete, Will, Dry The River (R.I.P), Primitai, Iron Maiden and John Carpenter.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Patricia Helen Miller and Edith Spriggs
This is maybe the best hip hop album I've heard since Blu and Exile - Below the Heavens. Amazing production spans so many types of hip hop - Pete Rock soulful vibes, boom bap DJ Premiere type beats, 9th wonder-ish jams too. I love this album. Favorite in years! All 3 emcees are dope and never boring. Fresh ideas, very little cursing...just perfect. vikjha