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High Output



Released last month through 101 Apparel, High Output is a Mix CD and 7″ mastered by Violet Lantern Mastering. This was a real treat to work on, being that Lefto and J.Rocc are two of our favorite DJ’s on the world circuit.  They also came with a 7″ that showcases their production skills, with a nod to the golden era of hip-hop.  You can order this package through 101 Apparel, which not only includes the CD & 7″, but a tee-shirt as well.

As one of the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, Lefto is affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw Records and Jazzy Sport, as well as Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussel, where his playlists have received high compliments from world-famous Gilles Peterson and Rough Trade.

J.Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, and soon after they became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J.Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6 : A Tribute to J Dilla.

101 Apparel has collaborated with a choice selection of DJs, artists and producers to fuse the music and designs into a unique artistic document. High Output is part of the 101 Apparel Artists Series, which features a custom shirt, designed in conjunction with the artist, along with an exclusive mix CD of hand curated cuts. To further expand the reach of these sounds, every apparel piece in the line includes a custom hang tag featuring a unique access code to download one of these special mixes. Current collaborations include producers and DJs such as Nightmares On Wax, Kon & Amir, Quantic, Dam-Funk, Tony Allen & Rich Medina, Chico Mann, Jeedo aka Waajeed, Spinna, Lefto, Marc Mac, Rich Medina, Sofrito, Danny Krivit, Lefto & Kutmah, Kenny Dope, Osunlade, Jrocc and Onra. 101 Apparel is honored to support these great talents and many others, so stay tuned for more special projects on the horizon.