Producer Huey Daze Gains Access To Blues Label Vault For ‘Gemini With Mood Swings’ Album; Listen To “Elegua”
July 1, 2022 BY Penny Palmer
Huey Daze is an instrumental project that focuses on finding synchronicity between music and nature. For his Nettwerk debut album, Gemini with Mood Swings, Huey Daze dug through the untapped treasure trove of samples from Nettwerk label partner, Justin Time (home to catalog releases from Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lightning Hopkins, and more). All tracks feature Justin Time samples thoughtfully woven into his beat-making and chill aesthetic.
“It was wonderful looking through Justin Time Record’s catalog, a lot of great stuff. Creativity flourishes when there are certain boundaries you are set to work within, in this case only using records in Justin Time’s catalog. Creative freedom is achieved only within the context of a boundary that is set in place.”
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Huey Daze was raised in New York in a traditional Japanese home and gravitated to 90s hip-hop and developed a name for himself as a beatmaker and producer. After spending the 2020 global shutdown in the deserts of Arizona, he packed up his sampler and laptop and moved to the urban sprawl of Las Vegas. Against the backdrop of glitz and decadence, he was drawn to the writings of Carl Jung, the recordings of Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the surrealism of David Lynch. These literary, musical, and film interests guided his new music: “I was watching films like ‘Eraserhead,’ ‘Mulholland Drive,’ and ‘Blue Velvet.’ Beautiful stuff. I love artists that aren’t afraid to work in abstractions, to be so unapologetically themselves that their work can’t help but be faithful to the ideas they have.”
Gemini with Mood Swings will be out on September 20 via Nettwerk Records. To presave the album, click here: https://hueydaze.ffm.to/geminiwithmoodswings. “Elegua” is available at all digital retailers here: https://hueydaze.ffm.to/elegua.