“Home in America,” the new single from Analog Players Society and Masta Ace is here!!!

June 21, 2021

So excited to announce the release of “Home in America,” the new collaboration between Analog Players Society and legendary Brooklyn MC Masta Ace, produced and mixed by me! We’ve been doing a lot of press around the song so there will be lots of interviews and podcasts to follow.

Thanks so much to Okayplayer.com for hosting the premiere of our song. And thanks to Ropeadope TV for hosting a great Juneteenth discussion including myself, Masta Ace, Amon Drum, Louis Marks, Anu Sun and Fabian Brown.

Bklyner had our song in their Best New Brooklyn Music column and said that “Home in America” is one of those meetings of hip-hop and the music sometimes called “jazz,” that’s in the direct lineage of classics like Tribe Called Quest’s Low-End Theory, and Guru’s Jazzmatazz.”

Picking up on the song’s political themes, Atwood Magazine said in their Black Music Month Roundup: “Our fight is far from finished, and “Home in America” is a stirring reminder of why we have to keep pushing for systemic change for a safer, better future for all Americans.”

Billboard Magazine called the track “Thought-provoking Juneteenth rumination over a funky, slow-grinding sound that brings to mind the Soulquarians,” while naming it one of “10 Cool New Pop Songs to Get You Through the Week.”

The song has also landed on a lot of playlists including the cover of Tidal’s Grown Rap, The Woodie Guthrie Center’s Songs of Conscience, the Grammy Museum’s Songs of Conscience, Americana Highways and more on Spotify, Quboz, Pandora and more. Also getting airplay on KCRW and many other stations.

Check out the track below and buy it from Bandcamp.

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  1. Home In America *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society x Masta Ace 4:23
  2. Reckoning *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz meets boom bap* Donny McCaslin 3:15
  3. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:27
  4. All That We Are *producer/mixer/performer* *black americana pop* Queen Esther 4:07
  5. Bigment *producer/mixer/engineer* *jazz movie* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 4:22
  6. I Believe *co-producer/mixer* *funk/soul* Shine and the Moonbeams 3:12
  7. All About Me *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 2:13
  8. Rock The Block (feat. Ben Rubin) *producer/mixer* *hip-hop* Analog Players Society (feat. Donny McCaslin & Orrin Evans) 2:28
  9. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *bolly-hop* Karsh Kale 6:09
  10. Williamsburg Bridge *upright bass* *folk rock* James Maddock 4:14
  11. Ain't No Storm *co-producer/mixer* *avant-vocal-jazz* Caleb Wheeler Curtis ft. Sarah Elizabeth Charles 4:39
  12. Ghost Town *producer/mixer/performer* *space music* Buzzed Armstrong feat. Josh Lawrence & Anwar Marshall 4:19
  13. Simple Ghilnooorty *producer/mixer/performer/engineer* *jazz meets nine inch nails* Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran 3:20
  14. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 3:53
  15. We Know *co-producer/mixer* *pop* Shine and the Moonbeams 3:24
  16. Someone Else *performer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:12
  17. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/mixer/engineer* *trip-hop* Mudville 4:29
  18. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  19. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer/engineer* *dance pop* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  20. Businessman Of The Heart *bassist/producer/mixer/engineer* *political rock* Lower Power 3:07
  21. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer/engineer* *country* Stripmall Ballads feat. Jolie Holland & Sam Parton 3:19
  22. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* *film score* Ben Rubin 1:39
  23. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Brazilian Girls 5:41
  24. "7x6x2" - End Credits *composer/producer/perfomer/mixer/engineer* *space western rock film score* Ben Rubin 4:33
  25. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  26. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) *hip-hop* Killah Priest 4:30
  27. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  28. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* *jazz* Dred Scott Trio 6:12