From solar system to solar system, from galaxy to galaxy...
The beat is the unifying force, the life blood. The kick drum grounds you solid like the roots of a towering Redwood tree. Our heart beats not at a normal rate. With the right music, we access the realm within ourselves that can ascend above the clouds. Turbo charged. The snare locks you into the mental state that allows you to ride the current of your life force and spirit. '87 To Heaven. This is it y'all, a brand new power pack celebrating that cosmic force.
Heart beat... heart beat...
All Beats Produced and Mixed by Will C.
Super Rockin' Special Thanks to Lady Starrlite
We Could Win (ASCAP)
Eldorado is the "book-on-tape" soundtrack to a children's story authored by the prolific visual artist eldo!
This yellow + orange cassette features warm and fuzzy tape saturated music that pairs exquisitely with the hardover storybook "DinDins" (also available in the store). This collector's item is augmented by beautiful packaging that features vibrant illustrations by eldo. Full album digital download included with purchase + Free shipping within the U.S.
Preview the album: http://willcmusic.com/album/497311/eldorado
I love you everyday around the cosmos...
Full-length otherworldly sounds composed by Will C. It'll bring you on a cosmic journey and help you tap into your creative spirit. Rewarding for listeners looking to enter a new dimension in sound, Everyday Around The Cosmos is a totally unique offering filled with lush, intergalactic transmissions. At 360 degrees it revolves like sonic stardust! Get the limited edition vinyl for the optimum listening experience. Pairs well with Mort Garson's "Plantasia."
Vinyl LP purchase includes full digital album download, double sided 11"x11" insert, and vintage tip-on style jacket. Free shipping within the US!
Preview the album here: http://willcmusic.com/album/497332/everyday-around-the-cosmos
A very special project from the late, great radio icon Mr. Magic
It begins with static, and then, an all too familiar phrase…
“I guarantee you … No more music by the suckers … No more music by the suckers…”
But this is not Public Enemy’s “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” This is February 21, 1987. It’s 107.5 WBLS, in a class by itself. This is the often imitated but never duplicated “Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack” in prime form, and it’s the commencement of “Down The Dial.”
For an entire decade, “Super Listeners” would tune into the Rap Attack to hear what was hot. The signature “A World Premiere… A World Premiere…” drop would echo over the newest / latest, often times airing as a more primitive demo or alternate version of a soon-to-be classic track. Unfortunately, when the 1980s came to a close, the “Rap Attack” also came to an end, with no official archived back catalogue to revisit. As New York City rap radio evolved into a hollowed shell of it’s former self, shedding any quality that could relate back to its golden age, an important piece of hip hop history was lost in the mix. Until now.
A good combination- Mr. Magic and Will C.
One, the man behind the quintessential show, with stories and tapes for days documenting his cemented place in history. The other, a DJ with a (self-admitted) unhealthy obsession with original New York City rap radio. The result is “Down The Dial,” a snapshot and ode to “Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack.” A product of one man’s years of research and collecting, and another’s willingness to drop serious knowledge and share with a friend an archive dating back to the “Mr. Magic Disco Showcase” days.
“Down The Dial” is sequenced to play like a Rap Attack show on any given night, front to back, with all the spontaneity one would expect to hear if they were transported back to the proper time and place. It is also simultaneously formatted to encompass all phases in the show’s decade long run, from the days of 1:00-4:00 AM on 105.9 WHBI to Saturday nights on 107.5 WBLS 8:00-12:00 PM. The listener essentially becomes Slaughterhouse Five’s Billy Pilgrim in a state of Rap Attack bliss. Complete with appearances from Mr. Magic himself, the Diabolical Biz Markie, and countless others, and with vintage glimpses at how “sister station” competitors were reacting to “The Official Voice of Hip Hop” at the time, “Down the Dial” meticulously pays homage.
“The only way that you can get in the Juice Crew is if somebody from the Juice Crew puts you down. See, I’m a put Will C. down.” – Mr. Magic
“He goes by the name of the W-I-L-L C., he’s fly / guaranteed to be a heck of a guy / Will C. will give a girl a try!” – Biz Markie
“Banging mix from front to back!! Bridges the gap between early 80s gems and rare radio outtakes with modern mixing sensibilities and attitude!” – 7L (Bladerunners)
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The long lost mastermix that started it all, finally available again after ten years of being out of print! Free shipping within the U.S.
Original Commercial Rap press release from 2008:
Will C. has been making his way about Boston in recent years, having a powerful impact on whatever he is involved in. A chance meeting with producer extraordinare Raydar Ellis led to him working behind the scenes with countless hip hop icons, including Biz Markie, DJ Stretch Armstrong, Mr. Magic, and Kool G Rap.
Commercial Rap serves as a perfect demonstration of Will C.'s acclaimed and respected music mastermixes, showcasing his knack for making hip hop enjoyable and boundary defying. Digging deep into his remarkable and historically significant rap radio archives, Will has tied together skillful and original tracks with rare rap commercials. Includes Billy Dee Williams (aka Lando Calrissian) plugging Colt 45, Mr. Magic annoucning legendary hip hop venue Union Square's grand opening, and Run-DMC assuring you reading that is a very fresh way to learn.
"I know everyone does wacky mixes, everyone is a mash up pro, everyone is doing whatever is poppin' right now. This mix IS what is poppin' right now, so all the followers should get in line! This is the kind of mix CD that makes me want to work harder on my own shit!" - 7L of Czarface