DJ Soko, Domino Effect  
DJ Soko
Domino Effect
Label: Left Of Center
colored vinyl
Release Year: 2015
Style: Hip-Hop & R'n'B
  1. Intro feat. Mr. Walt (Da Beatminerz), Guilty Simpson, House Shoes, & Finale (prod. by Def Dee)
2. Domino Effect (prod. by Def Dee)
3. Stand Up feat. Guilty Simpson & Hassaan Mackey (prod. by Apollo Brown)
4. Take Notes feat. Hassaan Mackey, Marvwon & Finale (prod. by Def Dee)
5. Concoction feat. Nolan The Ninja (prod. by Nolan The Ninja)
6. The Cronkite feat. Journalist 103 (The Left) (prod. by Newstalgia)
7. Shadow Boxing feat. Jae Musick (prod. by Newstalgia)
8. Kyle Reese feat. Guilty Simpson (prod. by Def Dee)
9. Confrontation feat. Kaimbr, Hassaan Mackey & Jae Musick (prod. by Slimkat78)
10. Built Bridges (Interlude) feat. Big Jazz (The UN), Noveliss, DJ Sicari, Journalist 103, Def Dee & Caiden (prod. by Slimkat78)
11. Sober Thoughts feat. Red Pill (of Ugly Heroes) (prod. by ATG)
12. Soko Flow feat. LAZ (Clear Soul Forces), Red Pill (Ugly Heroes) & Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces) (prod. by NAMELESS)
13. The Beast feat. Guilty Simpson (prod. by Newstalgia)
14. Land Mine feat. Rasheed Chappell (prod. by Apollo Brown)
15. Ambassador Bridge feat. Stryfe (prod. by Newstalgia)
  Michigan native DJ Soko is part of a long line of great technical DJ’s, musical innovators, curators and those who broke key artists and introduced acts that forever changed the landscape of the music scene. Soko’s ear and ability to put emcees in position for them to shine over the perfect production is never more evident than it is on his debut project released on his imprint Left Of Center. DJ Soko uses his years coming up in the Detroit scene, his experiences DJ’ing in his current home (the planet of Brooklyn, NY) then blends both of those worlds together seamlessly. The end result is a gritty, boom bap Rap album that is equally as soulful and introspective as it is rooted in a blue collar lyrical Hip-Hop aesthetic. “Domino Effect” is ultimately brought together by Soko’s deft cuts and scratches which elevate each composition and make them resonate with listeners even further.

DJ Soko picked from the best and brightest among his immediate circle of associates, including his crew members The Left (Apollo Brown & Journalist 103). Soko reached out to groups like Clear Soul Forces and Ugly Heroes in addition to heavy hitters and veterans like Guilty Simpson, Finale, Marvwon, Kaimbr, Hassaan Mackey and Rasheed Chappell all the way down to up and comers like Nolan The Ninja, Stryfe and Jae Musick then matched them up with production harder than frozen over sidewalks in February provided by Apollo Brown, Def Dee, Newstalgia, Slimkat78 and NAMELESS amongst others. “Domino Effect” refers to when an event sets off a chain reaction of events or by-products that grow progressively larger and larger in scope over time.

Each beat sets the stage for the emcees. Each verse sets up the next verse and ramps up the level of lyricism. Each one of DJ Soko’s scratches push the beat and lyrics forward even further. This happens song after song over the entire project until the final product stands out amongst an era of disposable music. “The Domino Effect” is about seeking to make timeless art in hopes that propels the next project then another thus creating a much larger domino effect which spreads until it results in better quality music being released across the board. Just press play and watch what happens next…Album available August 21st, 2015 on Soko’s Left Of Center imprint, distributed through Fat Beats.
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Album Sampler One
[Underground Soul]
Baby Huey
Hard Times
[Soul Brother]
Angola 72
Angola 74
Mystery Dub
[Second Circle ]
Funky Disco Music
[Africa Seven]
Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators
Scorpio Man
[Timmion Records]
Euraf Yard Sound Große Systim
Giuseppe Leonardi
[Second Circle ]
Jazz Rock Experience
Let Yourself Go
Joe Gibbs
Dub Serial
Jonny Nash / Lindsay
Fauna Mapping
[Island Of The Gods]
Juse Ju
Shibuya Crossing
[Juse Ju]
In The Air
[For The Love Of It]
Intimate Connection
[Love Vinyl]
Leston Paul
Let's Party Tonight
Lou Fresco & La Base
Codes EP
Love Company
Love Tempo
[Athens Of The North]
Mark Pritchard
The Four Worlds
MJ Lallo
Star Child
[Seance Centre]
Saucy Lady
[Cultures Of Soul]
Solar Shield
[Austin Boogie Crew]
Summers Sons
[Melting Pot]
Suzanne Menzel
Goodbyes And Beginnings
Aufnahme Koch
Tall Black Guy & Karizma
A Franklin Black Excursion
Improvisational Loops
[Music From Memory]
The J.B.'s
Hustle With Speed
[Get On Down]
Thundercat, OG Ron C & The Chopstars
Tomasz Guiddo (Ft. Kasar)
[Compost Disco]
Tommy Guerrero
A Little Bit Of Somethin'
[Be With Records]
Tornado Wallace
Lonely Planet - Remixes
[Running Back]
Dekmantel 10 Years 09
Let's Dance/Macharello & Thamm Jr./Chicago 1983-85
[Still Music]
Spiritual Jazz Vol.8: Japan, Pt.1
Spiritual Jazz Vol.8: Japan, Pt.2
The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane
[BBE Records]
We Out Here
[Brownswood Recordings]
Wrong Planet
[Phantom Island]
Pei Bato Fou
[Rebirth On Wax]
  1. Elephant Chateau
Offshore Drilling
  2. Tha God Fahim
The Dark Shogunn Saga Vol. 1
  3. Elephant Chateau
  4. Tha God Fahim
The Dark Shogunn Saga Vol. 2
  5. Wavetest
Wrong Planet
  6. Basa Basa
  7. Carlton Jumel Smith & Cold Diamond & Mink
I Can't Love You Anymore
  8. Euraf Yard Sound Große Systim
  9. Le Frère
Slow Glass
  10. Onra
Nobody Has To Know