Land Of 1000 Chances, Day’s (Dj Day) second release, finds him at his most experimental and ambitious. Though the album spans diverse genres from instrumental rock and jazz to straightfroward hip hop, it remains firmly rooted in the outsider beatsmith field Day helped pioneer with his seminal 1998 release The Day Before (MPM, 2008).
On 1000 Chances, Day mines a set of emotional and deeply personal events to procure a swirling mixture of samples and live playing. Executive produced by legendary Thes One of People Under The Stairs and accompanied by Kat Ouano (Crown City Rockers), Ken Belcher and a host of other top players, the album transcends the beatmaker genre and becomes a living opus. An honest, and beautiful instrumental album that is already becoming a favorite of critics worldwide:
“Something in the energy of the desert, a magical and funky energy, just permeates through the veins of DJ Day. And you hear that in his music – it’s beautiful and thoughtful and spiritual and it’s a aural window into the soul of this dude. Decidedly 21st Century yet still harkens back to all the decades of history and influence of everything that came before it. Truly gorgeous music and it strikes me to my core each time I listen to it.” – Cosmo Baker (The Rub)
“Introspective yet candid. In Day’s ‘Land Of 1000 Chances’, there’s a sincerity that bares itself in every beat and live instrument throughout this masterwork, as crisp and vast as a desert night. In the current climate of over-enhanced production, Day refreshingly strips it down, leaving the natural beauty of his arrangements with no makeup – no overstating of themes, rather implying or alluding in a way that reveals itself in multiple listens. While produced in essence from a b-boy approach, there’s a maturity and bravery that glows from this record, down the shady and sunny paths of his life.” – Jeremy Sole (89.9 KCRW, Los Angeles)
Land Of 1000 Chances is being released as a limited edition vinyl LP in a handmade leather sleeve, a deluxe CD which replicates the elaborate vinyl design in miniature (complete with die cut cover and gold foil stamping) and a Digital release with exclusive bonus tracks.