Producer Neon Brown’s been steadily making a strong name for himself as of late. With a discography that boasts production credits alongside the likes of Homeboy Sandman, Zion I, Donwill (Tanya Morgan), and Deca—on their standout ’19 released collab record, The DonnerParty—among others, the Mile High City beatsmith is pleased to share his most recent alliance, this time with the likes of Vursatyl (of the Lifesavas Crew) for their compelling new single, “Maintain.” The track is part of his limited edition 7-inch record, which features the Trailer Limon-assisted single, “The Light Goes Out.”
The release is paired with a powerful animated video that’s directed, animated and edited by Brown. The visuals center around a sleeping young girl who’s awoken by a TV that powers itself on and begins displaying images and video footage of historic black figures from the 1920s and on. It all works alongside Vurs’s rhymes which portray America as a suppressing machine built on racist ideals.
“The images portrayed are to resemble how America depicts black Americans in society, film, and history. As well, the video showcases historical black Americans who have made a great impact on our country, society, and will continue to influence our future.” — Neon Brown
Brown’s 7” 45 for “Maintain” B/W “The Light Goes Out” is available for pre-order exclusively through his Bandcamp page, and will start shipping around April 03. This release is limited to just 200 copies, so reserve your copy today as they won’t be around for long. And as an added bonus, Brown will be releasing his L’appel de Vide instrumental project, in conjunction with the vinyl release date. The project will be available through all digital retailers and streaming platforms, and will also be available for instant-grat with the vinyl pre-order.