London-based label, Def Pressé are very pleased to announce their partnership with legendary Library Music label KPM. Def Pressé and friends, including names like Stro Elliot (The Roots), J-Live, Jazzy Jeff, Bastien Keb, Chris Dave, Corey King and many more to come have been given exclusive access to the KPM Library. These projects will take shape as two types of record. Def Pressé Editions/KPM Crate Diggers are works built around samples from KPM releases amongst other Library Music catalogs. Def Pressé Editions/KPM Originals are brand new pieces of music, free from samples. Both of these series’ include some very special guest vocalists and musicians as well as the Producers / Arrangers themselves. All of this music will be released by Def Pressé and placed into the vaults at KPM Library Music.
The sophomore single God Speed from Damu the Fudgemunk’s Def Pressé Editions/KPM Crate Diggers series album, “Conversation Peace” is a memorable collaboration between the DC native and Los Angeles legend Blu. The producer and rapper have a solid history working together and more recently made significant noise with the full-length Ground and Water in 2019. For Blu fans, this familiar territory is still full of surprises. God Speed is easily in the tradition of Blu’s reputation for high-quality output and thought-provoking lyricism. A Blu fan in his own right, Damu the Fudgemunk knew in advance that this music was ideal for the rapper. Damu was captivated in the studio when he discovered the main sample after hours of exploring KPM’s vast library in real-time. The string composition provided a great sense of power and emotion that led the producer to title the work “God Speed”. In fact, when Damu presented the track to Blu, the only direction given was the two words, God Speed. Damu, “I knew Blu would know exactly what to do with this!”. The end result is classic material from Blu’s opening hook to his first bar all the way to the Damu the Fudgemunk’s closing scenes of drum rolls and dramatic textures. Blu makes an appearance on Conversation Peace twice and the two make it very difficult to chose a favorite moment. At this stage in their respective careers, the two continue to raise the bar from below the heavens to as close to god as they can reach.