Statik Selektah Releases His 1st Instrumental Album. Stream It Here.
Since 2007, Massachusetts beat maker Statik Selektah has dropped eight studio albums with his last project, aptly titled, 8, releasing just two years ago. Along the way, Statik has made collaborative albums with Action Bronson, Kxng Crooked, Bumpy Knuckles, Saigon, and a handful of 1982 releases with right-hand-man Termanology. He has also produced for a who’s who of Hip-Hop that includes memorable work with Joey Bada$$, Eminem and Royce 5’9, Black Thought, and AZ, among countless others.
One thing Statik Selektah has not done is make an instrumental project. This weekend, that changed. For the first time in his impressive career, the ShowOff Records founder has officially released Mahalo (The Hawaii Instrumentals). Notably, the release was recorded while Statik and Term’ were recently doing shows in Hawaii.
My first instrumental album ever, Mahalo, out now across the board. If you work in a restaurant Or retail, please let this rock in the background at work! Clean for the kiddies too! https://t.co/AwdXFeTLv4
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) February 22, 2019
At 13 tracks and approximately 35 minutes, Statik’s body of work maintains a tropical tinge with dynamic music that fits many moods and situations. Whether at the beach, the bar, or in the car, this can be the soundtrack. The veteran producer creates the nod-factor that has been present in his vocal productions. From the LP’s opening notes of familiarity on “For Your Love,” to the Reggae-influenced, piano-laced “Pair A Dice,” Selektah makes an impactful and unique first-time record.
As if producing, DJ’ing, hosting radio shows, and running a label, the veteran adds another column to his prolific resumé.