On a spur of the moment vibe in the studio, "Hidden Gems" was established, directed, and edited within hours. With the help of drummer extraordinaire BEATdown!, and fashion / music connoisseurs 54 Kingdoms, EchoSlim conceived the idea of showcasing talented artists from all over the globe that he samples in his production, with audiences who may be unfamiliar with these artists. Hence the term Hidden Gems, for these artists are truly "Gems" in Music history, even though they may be "Hidden" to a particular group of people.
Episode 1 takes place in the Beat Suite, not too far from "Jackson Heights own", Mr Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate, in Queen, NY. In this episode, EchoSlim features the late Great Ghanaian Musician, K. Frimpong and his band The Cubano Fiestas. EchoSlim samples one of Frimpong's classic songs "Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena", which translated in English means, "Look For Your Fiancée". The video series, which is intended for entertainment and educational purposes, briefly documents the creation process in the studio, as well as educates viewers about the artist being featured.
EchoSlim sampled and arranged the track, and BEATdown! laid down a sweet drum package. Look out for the finished track on the debut album for BEATdown!'s new music group "Panther Jonez" coming soon.