If you've never read through the end of my about page, you might not know that I am a big fan of Jurassic 5. My older brother gave me their CD and talked me into buying a ticket to the Warped Tour so I could see them live in 2000. I'm pretty sure I was at every show they played in Colorado from that day until they broke up in 2007. I LOVE their music.
Which is why I was thrilled to find out that one of the DJs from J5, DJ Nu-Mark, released a solo album last month. It's called Broken Sunlight and it is GOOD.
It's hard to pick favorite tracks from this one, and I would encourage you to just get the entire album, but so far 'Tonight', 'Dumpin' Em All' and "Oya' Indebure' are three that stand out for me. The collaborations with musicians like Quantic and Laudir de Oliveira are interesting and beautiful and intelligent.
According to his bio, "Nu-Mark began DJing at the age of 13 in Los Angeles. Over the course of the last two decades, he has amassed a collection of over 35,000 records". I'm no expert, but to me DJ Nu-Mark's stuff always sounds like it was born of hard work. It's never sloppy or just kind of good. It's consistently top-notch.
Nu-Mark describes the new album as "a tale of perseverance and forging ahead through tough times". I'd say he nailed it. I'd also say you should definitely get this album. Do it now. Go.