Tag Archives: Rex Rey

WINDMILLS: Stay Golden (2017)

WINDMILLS:  Stay GoldenRating: ★★★★★ Firmly holding on to what’s golden for their third LP – er – Stay Golden, are Californian underground hip-hop crew Windmills. The outfit – consisting of producer and multi-instrumentalist Rex Rey and emcee Framework – first hit the ground in 2011 with their debut As Above, So Below delivering fresh hip-hop psychedelia best

WINDMILLS: Broken Record (2014)

Broken Record WindmillsThe sails on another bout of album length production have turned full circle for West coast indy hip-hop duo Windmills who hove back into view with second LP Broken Record. Those who caught their first LP will know they’re dealing with the full production might of hip-hop fiend and multi-instrumentalist Rex Rey (veteran of numerous solo projects and collaborations) and

REX REY: Different Manifestations Of The Same Thing (2014) Free download

Different Manifestations Same Thing Rex ReyRating: ★★★★★ Hurrah! Cali king Rex Rey is back with this free download EP and counterpart to last year’s Play That Shit EP. He describes this release as, “an instrumental beat suite…looking to capture musically, the sense of anxiety and nervousness that I feel most of the time.” What’s that son? Been on the peyote again? And acid and weed? Did nobody tell you never to mix your drugs? It’s trippy

REX REY: Play That Shit (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ Heads up – new dope from California king, Rex Rey in the shape of 8 track hip-hop instro EP Play That Shit. Expect sample-infused boom-bap – though you should know that Rex Rey‘s own keys, bass and guitar form a significant part of what’s on offer. Cinematic? Chilled? Blunted? He’d be the first man to admit that the core of past instrumental compilations could be

REX REY: The Raw Deal 2012 (2013) Free download

The Raw Deal 2012 is the latest volume in a series from L.A. hip-hop producer (and one half of psychedelic West Coast hip-hop duo Windmills) Rex Rey. It’s a not dissimilar kind of deal to DOOM’s Special Herbs & Spices beat series and our man describes his latest offering as being, “Beats in various stages for sundry projects down the road.” But don’t listen to him – that makes them sound

WINDMILLS: As Above, So Below – 2011 – Album review + Free download

HIGHLIGHTS: Solitary Figure – Slow Mode – My Summer Fantasie – Windmills – Reborn Of Thought
SOUNDBITE: “You want hip-hop the way that it was?/ Then it’d be more fun to hang around instead of killing my buzz/ It’s Windmills motherfucker and we’re happy you came/ Do I expect those to front? That’s the way I was raised”

Rating: ★★★★★

CLASSIC HIP-ROCK: Classic Hip Rock presents Coachella Valley Syndrome – 2011

Like hip-hop and Frank Zappa? Yeah? You’re gonna shit when you hear this. Classic Hip-Rock is the latest project from Californian heads Mr CTA (that’s ‘Mr Christopher’ to you) and DJ/ Producer Rex Rey who manage to channel everything from what sounds like funked-up Anticon-style hip-hop to Zappa-esque flights of psychedelic whimsy via the mellower moments of Primus and Mr Bungle.