Dday One’s Journal project originated as a limited self released CD-R sold exclusively at his live shows. The project consisted of four fully sample-based compositions created solely with a hardware sampler and a turntable. Soon after its release and due to broader demand The Content Label reissued the Journal EP in digital and CD format. Now Dday One revisits the project with a ten track extended version entitled Journal | Extended. The release features remastered versions of the original four tracks accompanied by six previously unreleased cuts.
The tracks on Journal | Extended date from the same period, as the prolific Dday One was realizing a spectrum of sample-based experiments. Influenced by personal entries from Dday One’s studio journals (one of which is pictured in the cover art), the music shows the producer constructing new sonic possibilities within his unique style. Flipped beats and layered samples abound, placed in compelling arrangements that affirm Dday One’s pensive attention to detail. Tracks like “Heiwa”, evoking the melancholia of a traveller’s search for inner truth, “Meaning”, characterized by otherworldly tones and textures, and “Rhythm Section”, with its playful introduction to the cut’s instrumentation elements, are just a few highlights of this skillful selection.
Jon Fugler (XLNT radio show / Fluke) – “Quite bonkers, with is no bad thing. Always heartwarming to hear something that breaks a few rules.”
Poldoore (Cold Busted) – “Loving the rawness of the drums and the sample section. Definitely bouncing to these grooves.”
DJ Firefly (WRCT 88.3 FM – Pittsburgh) – “Super clever and creative – love it!”
Belabouche (Midnight Riot) – “Wow, this is amazing.”
Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records) – “Been a Dday One fan since the first release. Still love his unique, melancholic sound.”
Graham Mandroules (Catalyst Recordings) – “Love the moody soundscapes.”
Stickybuds (Goodgroove Records) - “Cool stuff. Sounds like old Shadow.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) – “It’s epic and eclectic. I love it.”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show) – “Dday really knows a thing or two about sampling and production. Every track is so evocative. I lost all track of time listening to this promo.”
Jamie Topham (CD Pool / Summer Soulstice) – “Nice mix of downtempo beats, classical styles & jazz vibes. Soundtracks for some lazy Summer Sundays.”