Archive for Ramble John Krohn

Rjd2’s Got the Glow

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Tim Althaus

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Here’s the latest video from Ramble John Krohn, and this one comes to us from his latest outing, The Colossus. The track is called “The Glow”, but to be honest, I have no idea where they got the idea for this video. I definitely like the track, and I was also a big fan of the new album. If you haven’t picked up The Colossus, you probably should do so as we speak.

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RJD2, The Simpsons?

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , on Thursday, November 20, 2008 by Tim Althaus

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I was very relieved to hear that one of my favorite producers, Ramble John Krohn (aka Rjd2), was back in the studio making more music. He had mentioned that his new album should be ready sometime around mid-2009 (although he doesn’t like to say things like that pre-emptively). I am really hoping that Rj goes back towards his Hip-Hop roots (Dead Ringer which was released to high critical acclaim) and stays away from the indie pop music. This guy is one of the most talented producers I’ve ever heard, and his music is simply beautiful.

I also found out that the Simpsons recently did a parody of the AMC show Mad Men (which is a Golden Globe winner) and they chose to use Rj’s track “A Beautiful Mine” off of the Magnificent City (which teamed RJ up with veteran Freestyle Fellowship emcee Aceyalone). When RJ was asked how he felt about the situation: “It’s really something when music you made in your basement for your own enjoyment ends up in places you never imagined it would.  You can tell they recreated the music for the show using orchestration and all live instruments, so that made it even cooler.”