I love anything that combines my love of music, art and culture so I am excited to see that something like the Roy Ayers Project exists. Fans of Roy Ayers will appreciate this site that chronicles the artists’ musical legacy by featuring the plethora of artists that continue to be inspired by his work. I love how the site refers to itself as a “mix-blog” whose visual layout connects the dots among the musical, artistic and cultural touchstones that influenced Roy Ayers and his musical disciples. Any true fan of hip hop recognizes his significant influence over the genre.
Throughout his career Roy Ayers continues to push his own boundaries by embracing and exploring many forms of music and encouraging the use of his work to create fresh new sounds. This is why my favorite sections of the Roy Ayers Project are the Beat Submissions. Each week the Roy Ayers Project features an original creation fashioned from a Roy Ayers track.
This week’s track is a stellar piece by L.A.’s own RenRok. It’s a brilliantly produced killer track re-mixing Red, Black and Green. Take a listen to this week’s beat by RenRok and be sure to vote if you like it!
To top all of this off the Roy Ayers Project will be releasing a documentary in 2012! I cannot wait to check out this hommage to a living legend.