So this happened last morning... Thanks to Pharrell and his Crew !
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The Ultimate Complete Neptunes Discography Ever (1991 - 2015)
This is what I've been doing the last 5 days, made a new discography from scratch with all unreleased releases on theneptunes.org and the wikipedia page, check out the links, and please let me know If i'm missing something, thanks!
RE: R.I.P. Leah LaBelle (1986 - 2018), Leah LaBelle - Leah LaBelle (2018)
I've made a compilation album dedicated to the lovely Leah Labelle, Rest In Peace baby girl.
Leah LaBelle - Leah LaBelle (2018)
01 - So Hot (Pharrell Williams)
02 - Scumbag (Jermaine Dupri)
03 - Shot Gun (Brian Cross)
04 - Sexify (Pharrell Williams)
05 - Make Me Get Up (Pharrell Williams)
06 - What Do We Got To Lose (Jermaine Dupri)
07 - Lolita (Pharrell Williams)
08 - Stereo (Bryan-Michael Cox)
09 - Betcha By Golly, Wow (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers)
10 - Mr. Scissors (Pharrell Williams)
Total Size: 65.37MB
Maxime Javel Met Pharrell In Los Angeles
Forum Member and Admin of NERDskyRock Maxime Javel managed to fly to Los Angeles, and while being there, he stoped by I am OTHER and had the chance to meet his Idol Pharrell Williams in the studio. I remember a month ago, I had a conversation with Max how things are finally starting to work out day by day and we’ve been talking about the Grindin Project we’re working on and how we eventually gonna have a conversation with Pharrell some day.
A month later it’s just surreal what has happened a few days ago to Max. After meeting the whole I am OTHER crew, Pharrell came to say Hi while playing some crazy beats in the studio. This is truly a dream come true for every Neptunes Fan, after all these years and all the hard work Max has done together with Creatrice with NERDSkyRock Fan Page, it finally paid off. Congratulations from the whole Grindin/Neptunes Family Max, you truly deserved it!!
Timbaland - I'mma Break Yo Shit feat. Pharrell & Chad (02')
Alright guys, I've managed to upload all 1253 tracks produced, written or just featuring Timbaland, you'll have time till WEDNESDAY to download it until i'll take the links down and please don't share the links, I can see who's downloading, thanks for understanding and enjoy!
RE: Justin Timberlake - Man Of The Woods (2018)
9 neptune tracks according to chad’s wife’s instagram story!!! 🖖🏽🖖🏽
midnight summer jam
man of the woods
breeze off the pond
livin’ off the land
We eatin' fam!
PEACECAMP – Everything Will Be OK (2016)
Remember Dana Hilliard http://theneptunes.org/2014/10/dana-hilliard-kick-back-sessions-2014/, well she’s back with her producer Tenny. They joined forces and became a band Called ‘PEACECAMP’ and created their new Project called ‘Everything Will Be OK’. They deserve way more attention, If you dig The Neptunes, trust me, you will love this. The 16 tune Project is full of NER*D/Alternative Rock vibes and break downs and bridges on every record which is freaking awesome, so go ahead and press play below!
RE: The Official OTHERtone Thread
@BabyMilo thanks for teh questions ! you're the spokesperson for us Neptunes Fans and last week you were kindy enough to ask us on the forum what questions we would like to hear on the show , you're asking all the questions Neptunes Fans have all wanted to ask !
The Fader Wrote A Story About Our Grindin’ Forum ‘This Is Our Story'
So The Fader wrote a story about our Grindin’ Forum how frequent users went on to lead global cults of their own such as Tyler, The Creator, M.I.A., Drake, Janelle Monáe and other. It is pretty much incredibly insane even getting mentioned in an article, but to write a whole article about Grindin’ is simply speechless.
I can’t stop repeating myself, but The Neptunes.org’s forum, Grindin is one of the most talented Forum that has an above average amount of talented people who will blow up and already succeed in their goals with a lot of talented contributors and readers who have risen to become world famous. The Fader picked four of the forums’ users—producer Matt Martians, artist manager Shiv Pandya, rapper Remy Banks, and video director Shomi Patwary—reflect on their time spent lurking and learning. But before you’re going to check out their story below, this my side of the story.
I’m probably the biggest Neptunes groupie there is, and the reason I’m telling you that is as follows. I'll begin. My name is Milan Stanković, 33 years old, born in Serbia, Belgrade, also known as Mika aka DJ Freakiii, graduated with a Computer Science degree and speak English, German, Swedish and Serbian. My biggest passion is the Music, especially from The Neptunes, Timbaland, and Mr. Carmack, and that’s why I’m running a bunch of (Fan)sites dedicated to them.
It all started back in 2000, when almost everything The Neptunes did turned to gold. So I’ve been writing down all the songs I liked on a piece of paper, so I could download them later at a friend’s house via Napster and I’ve been wondering why the hell this dude Pharrell is always featured on these bangers I liked. I’ve found out about The Neptunes after buying Jay-Z’s ‘I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)’ by reading the booklet, and I’ve immediately started googling the hell outta it on Napster and the next year on KaZaA.
In 2001, that’s when I’ve found out about the Internet Relay Channel (mIRC) and that there is a Neptunes channel called #theneptunes on eFnet where bunch of people shared their rarest Neptunes Music that’s been released til then. That’s where I’ve met the owner of #theneptunes called Melladon aka Melvin Kendall together with the homies Icyblaze, PimpNERD, Matty2phat, Frosty, TennieBoper, ChaseChad, AlSween, Kweli (Aaron), CheLa, Markwilly, DJ Reflex, Torzka, Mari, BabyMilo, Patrick Pryor, Jada, Volks and many others.
Y’all should know that mIRC was the place to get your stuff via the DCC (Data Compression Conference) with the File Servers, when we haven’t had any upload sites like Zippyshare etc. and the mIRC channel is still alive but with like 3 users online at Rizon. I remember exactly when NERD’s ‘In Search Of…’ leaked, we had like 100 users in the room which was freaking a lot (but the record is still back in 2003 when Clones leaked, we had like 200 users in the room), where everyone queued to get their copy of the album. I pretty much knew after NERD’s debut those guys were my passion and would change my life.
The next year StarTrak Ent. came online in 2002 with their legendary Star Trak Forum and their Beats Section where everyone showed their best Neptunes Bites, shoutout to Chicago’s finest Patrick Pryor, AlSween, knurrknurr, NaBru aka the real Thicke, that’s when I started doing Neptunes Fakes, because it was fun. Then I’m getting this email by this dude called Jean-Luc from Paris, France who just started a Neptunes Fansite called Grindin’.free.fr which was all in French, and he asked me If I would like to help him out by updating the site regarding Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams.
Jean-Luc has been on the Star Trak Forum where he’s seen me posting about The Neptunes Newest Stuff. Everytime a new Neptunes Track leaked, I’ve immediately posted the Information on the Star Trak Forum like “All Saints – Black Coffee feat. Pusha T. (The Neptunes Remix) (01′) #theneptunes eFnet”, and only the true die hard Neptunes Fans knew what’s it about the #thenptunes eFnet. And I said to Jean-Luc of course I would love to blog for a Neptunes site, and after a while he bought the domain theneptunes.org and the rest is history.
I’ve never managed to meet Chad & Pharrell, but I was at their NER*D ‘Fly Or Die’ Tour when they were performing in Stockholm, Sweden. Back in 2006, the Grindin’ Forum was born with Jean-Luc and Me and then Mari took over and bought the domain. The mIRC channel started getting empty slowly and we all transferred to the forum. The one thing I was good at, (besides doing fake tunes and editing stuff, which you probably have pretty much something I made on your PC whether if it’s a Neptunes or Timbaland track, I’ve edited it) was finding stuff on the net, so I’ve managed to collect the most rarest Neptunes Tracks there ever were and still is and started to leak them slowly track by track year by year, and sometimes, there were some ‘kids’ cough managers’ that could trade with me for The Neptunes Tracks #vulnerable #bigwhitespaceship #newglasses #bootknockilization to name a few.
The funny thing about it is, even the management of The Star Trak Entertainment didn’t know about all those tracks that I’ve been leaking and thought I’ve might have been working for them. There is this tradition on the Grindin forum, where I’m giving rare Neptunes Tracks every year for Christmas and new years eve to this day. And as you already know Tyler, The Creator, Drake, M.I.A. Tinie Tempah, Diplo, and many other VIP’s have all been posting and lurking on the forum and some of them still do, but you already know that. And I think that’s about it, and I also have to mention that nothing of this would have happened If there wasn’t Jean-Luc, so salute to the master!
PS: Here is a lil’ treasure I’ve been working on as I wrote this cuz y’all asked for it.
Andrew Coleman x The Fader Interview, Talks Making Kelis’ ‘Wanderland’
This is what it was like to record Wanderland, Kelis’s long lost masterpiece. Andrew Coleman, longtime engineer for The Neptunes, remembers making Kelis’s sophomore album, which was never released in the U.S. Kelis’s sophomore album Wanderland isn’t available to stream on Apple Music or Spotify. At the time of its release in 2001, the album never charted on the Billboard 200 and no singles from the album ever made the Hot 100.
Instead, Wanderland was only released in Europe, where it charted in multiple countries. The album, entirely produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, has become an overlooked part of Kelis's catalog, relegated to reverence by the most dedicated fans of The Neptunes and Kelis herself. To hear the album now, U.S. fans need to order a physical copy on Amazon or Discogs, or find a bootleg rip out there on the internet.
The story of Wanderland's botched release is one of industry negligence. Around the time of the album's U.K. release, Virgin Records and its parent company EMI was undergoing drastic changes: Top executives were ousted, imprints were reshuffled and absorbed, and, with her experimental sophomore effort, Kelis was caught in the middle. "I left Virgin right when it was released in Europe, so when it was supposed to release in the States, it just kinda fell by the wayside," she told MP3.com in a 2006 interview. "I think too, a lot of people really didn't understand the music, and you know, it just got...they just didn't get it."
But the story of the album itself is one of creativity and collaboration. Foregoing traditional studio sessions, Kelis and The Neptunes set up shop at a house on the ocean in Virginia Beach to record the project. During a recent conversation with The FADER, Andrew Coleman, the longtime recording engineer for The Neptunes explained how Kelis's long lost masterpiece came to be.
ANDREW COLEMAN: I’d already been working with Pharrell [Williams] and Chad [Hugo] for a few years when I met Kelis. Rob Walker, their manager, met Kelis in New York, signed her, and wanted us to work with her. He brought her to Virginia in ‘98 and we did Kaleidoscope. Two years in later, in 2000, we started working on Wanderland.
We recorded that album in a big house on the beach. She didn’t want to spend money on studio time, but Pharrell insisted she come to Virginia Beach because that’s where we all were. There’s this area in Virginia Beach called Sandbridge where there’s these giant houses that sleep like 20 people. It’s common down here — these houses have 10 bedrooms — and you can bring your entire family down for Thanksgiving or a week during the summer.
This was during the wintertime so the house was probably $2,000 a week or something, as compared to $2,000 a day paying for a studio. Kelis lived in the house; I set up the studio in one bedroom, and then the vocal booth in another bedroom down the hall so it was like a real studio. It was a two-month period at least and it was like summer camp. The house was so big that people would crash there all the time. Kelis had the upstairs — that was hers and no one bothered her. I’d get there probably at 11 or 12 in the afternoon, and Pharrell would always be there before me working on stuff.
Chad would show up a little later and then we’d get to work. Kelis was pretty demanding. It was definitely like, Let’s get this shit done; we got work to do. It was pretty much on her dime, so she was going to make sure she got everything she expected. That album was all Pro-Tools, whereas Kaleidoscope was analog. Since we had done that album, Pro-Tools had become the go-to recording medium. So, I think that and the fact that we did Wanderland in a house gave the album a different sound.
It was all about Wanderland. But Pharrell’s mind is always going in different directions. Sometimes, he’d come up with an idea for Clipse, and he’d be like, “Hold on a second. Let me do this.” And we’d knock that out and get back to Wanderland. That’s just how he works. Everybody was coming through to that house — Clipse, Fam-Lay.
We cut “Grindin’” there; we cut a lot of stuff there during that time period. Between Kelis’s first album and Wanderland, it was time for Chad and Pharrell where they were making a statement and laying the groundwork for where they are now. Kelis was a fireball and Wanderland had a different energy to it. She wanted to prove herself as an artist and, in my opinion, she did that times 10. She was eager and came in and commanded respect. People listened to her. She’s one of a kind.