Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Wu-Tang’s Mathematics and ROLI Release Wu-Tang The Saga Continues Studiopack
This joint shouldn’t disappoint Wu fans in any shape form or fashion. There’s the standard MASSIVE Wu-Tang punch along with a smile at the grooves that made Blacksploitation era music so potent…you can get an image of a new day Shaft or Issac Hayes walking down the street in some cinematic visual…simple to say DJ Mathematics captured all the things we love about Wu into this joint…5/5 ~ JD
Featuring instrumental and vocal clips, the Wu-Tang The Saga ContinuesStudiopack lets you put your own spin on the singles “People Say,” “My Only One,” and “Lesson Learn’d”. “Make your own beat or remix mine,” says Mathematics, the Wu-Tang-affiliated producer who created The Saga Continues, in our film.
The album is the next chapter in the story of one of the world’s most influential groups. Hip hop changed forever after the Wu-Tang Clan exploded on the scene with their 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers). The album was a colossus, featuring the irresistible beats of producer RZA and the voices of a group of young rappers who would go on to become household names.
Over the past 20 years the Wu-Tang collective has absorbed new talent and broken new ground — while holding true to the distinctive Wu-Tang sound.
With its modern twists on classic Wu-Tang beats, The Saga Continues shows the constant evolution of the group. The smooth R&B chorus in “My Only One” is just one example.
Mathematics combines an old-school hip hop crunch with some brand new sonic flavors — all of which are now at your fingertips in the new Studiopack.
As a friend of founding member GZA, Mathematics was there from the beginning. He even designed Wu-Tang’s iconic W symbol for their first album cover. While he has produced tracks for the collective before, this is the first time he has made an entire Wu-Tang album by himself. The Saga Continues originated from a “friendly sparring” session with RZA, where both producers shared their creations. After hearing Mathematics’ beats, RZA knew immediately that they were perfect for Wu-Tang.
“The sonics, the vibrations and the energy of Wu-Tang was trapped inside Mathematics” says RZA. “He wanted to get it out.”
Mathematics is conscious of the responsibility of taking the Wu-Tang legacy forward. “Each sound has to complement the other,” he says. “Each frequency has to be on point. I might spend hours just trying to find the right snare.”
Producing can be arduous when you’re fine-tuning sounds for rap royalty. The Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues Studiopack, however, makes everything much easier. Creators can begin channelling the sounds of the Wu right away. “Now you can get everything I created in NOISE,” says Mathematics. “It’s dope. I’d have loved to have had this while making the album!”
Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the second collection of sounds from a member of the Wu-Tang Clan available in NOISE. Spoonful Of Grit by RZAfeatures crackling pianos, dark basslines and kung-fu effects all inspired by the legendary soundscapes RZA created on albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers) and Liquid Swords.
Buy Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues by Mathematics and Spoonful Of Grit by RZA in the Soundpack Store in NOISE now. They’re just two in an ever-expanding collection of Studiopacks and soundpacks. We’ve released signature packs from renowned artists like Grimes, Pharrell and Rudimental. From Stadium Rock to Golden Age Hip Hop to Synthetic Pop Dream, there’s a stack of sounds to choose from in NOISE — to play either on your mobile device or on a Seaboard Block or Lightpad Block.
Did You Know?: Mathematics designed the Wu-Tang Clan logo!Tweet