Alchemist is a producer who is always working, and always willing to work with new people. Just recently, he produced on Action Bronson’s Blue Chips 7000, as well as announcing plans to work with the elusive DOOM and New York newcomer Westside Gunn on a collaborative project called WESTSIDEDOOM. His latest project comes in collaboration with Red Bull Music Academy, and puts him in he studio with a number of European artists. The project, titled Paris L.A. Brussels, after the places in which the artists, including Alch himself, hail from, has been released fro free stream on SoundCloud. The samples used on the project came from sources Alchemist found in Parisian record shops. Read a description from RBMA on the concept behind the tape, as well as the full tracklist, below.
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival Paris brings together on stage (and on this mixtape) the American producer The Alchemist and the fine flower of Franco-Belgian rap. In the summer months, Belgian MC’s Roméo Elvis, Caballero and JeanJass, Cool Connexion, the Parisian rap duo formed by Jazzy Bazz and Esso, DEEN BURBIGO from Entourage, Heskis from the collective 5 Major, Lomepal, another MC Parisian rapper Prince Waly, Gracy Hopkins, rapper-producer 3010 and his collective Eddie Hyde will come, among others, to ask the Red Bull Studios Paris on original instruments produced by The Alchemist from samples unearthed by the Californian beatmaker in the record stores of the capital. Gathered on stage, they will interpret the content of this exclusive mixtape, unveiled in September, during a unique concert at Trabendo.