Whenever Hip-Hop sonically meets Soul legend Marvin Gaye its always the inception of a classic. Indianapolis, IN producer, Maja7th was inspired earlier this year to put together a 9-track ‘instrumental’ EP “Songs In The Key Of Marvin” as a tribute to the genius. With fresh arrangements, Maja7th built this EP with a selection of atomised samples and acapellas procured by DJ TopSpeed from various songs off his catalogue, re-purposed each of them using live instrumentation, birthing new vitality into the motown standards. Cut from a similar cloth to Madlib and 9th Wonder, the Indiana musician defines musicality highlighting his extensive repertoire using an array of instruments throughout all 9 blends including piano, retro synths alongside his MPC, with some input from Jerome Sloss [Saxophone] and Andrez Allen [Bass] on the collaboration “When You Want Me.” #maja7th #marvingaye #songsinthekeyofmarvin

LISTEN: https://maja7th.bandcamp.com/album/songs-in-the-key-of-marvin
“For me Marvin’s music was about the groove and the feeling it gave me. I wanted to tap into that…” — Maja7th

1. My Whole World
2. On and On and
3. Naw Naw
4. Rose Petals
5. The Promises
6. Love Baby
7. Nothing
8. When You Want Me
9. In Closing [Thank You]

• Produced, Performed, Arranged, Mixed & Mastered by Maja7th
• Track 8: Andrez Allen on Bass / Jerome Sloss on Saxophone
• Artwork Design by Michael Anthony [of Red August]


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