Earlier this month I was approached by one of nap towns finest MC’s Oreo Jones to help produce a track for x103’s tribute album to Nirvana’s “Nevermind”. The outline was simple, it asked, “if you woke up one morning and wrote a song off of the Nevermind album, what would the song sound like?” When we initially listened to the track it definitely brought back childhood memories, but we wanted to take things in a different direction. We knew that we were nirvana fans, but looking through our current music selections we realized that our taste had changed overtime. After contemplating for hours and lighting our last stick of ‘incense’ (haha) we decided to write completely original music but keep Cobain’s emotions. “Stay away” is very dark, and at times angry recording, but Oreo is a gentle wolf, so the two just didn’t mix… We played around with some sounds and drum patterns, and finally it clicked… Long story short, this is what we came up with and I couldn’t be happier!
Oreo Jones ft. Lisa Berlin – “Stay Away “
I want to give special thanks to Lisa Berlin for supplying the beautiful background vocal harmonies, Chris Kellar for being the most passionate and amazing drummer I know, and Oreo for sticking it out for long hours at my studio. Also, I want to thank X103 for this amazing opportunity, all the other bands that participated in the making of this wonderful album, the Pop Machine for lending their talents, and Kurt Cobain for a lifetime of genius of recordings. Bless up!
You can download the entire album HERE!!