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DJ PROMO: Tall Black Guy – ‘Tempo Dreams Vol. 1.’ DJ Sampler ft. Ta-Ku, Chief, MonkeyRobot and TBG

June 29th, 2012

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From humble origins in Detroit, Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy has been steadily building a massive online following through a steady stream of productions championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Anthony Valadez, and countless others – as well as recently being named the winner of the Robert Glasper Remix competition. Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings set their sights on a proper full-length release with Tall Black Guy as it became evident that Terrel was not only an incredible producer and collector of sounds past – but also a connoisseur of a whole new generation of beatmakers. This group of international producers remain mostly unknown to a larger audience, and continue to bubble and simmer just under the surface. Bastard Jazz founder DJ DRM asked TBG to compile an album with 11 of his favorite joints from this tidepool of contemporaries. Countless nights of rapid ear movements later, and with an added touch from the tall one himself, the set is primed for release as: Tempo Dreams Vol. 1. Included on this sampler are highlights tracks from the compilation by Ta-Ku (Project Mooncircle, Brownswood), Switzerland’s Chief, Brussels based beatmakers MonkeyRobot, and of course the man of the hour.

Watch the official trailer for Tempo Dreams vol. 1 here.


1. Chief – Scanner Ressurection
2. MonkeyRobot – Basement Infusion
3. Ta-Ku – Smile
4. Tall Black Guy – Sparkling Adventure



  1. Michael Rütten
    June 29th, 2012 at 18:17 | #1

    yes yes yes. very good tracks. can’t wait to have the full comp AND the album by TBG in my hands. F R E S H.

  2. Michael Rütten
    June 29th, 2012 at 18:19 | #2

    odered my bastard jazz t-shirt as well . . .

  3. July 1st, 2012 at 15:58 | #3

    Tasteful selection of fresh soul soaked beats, nice job

  4. July 1st, 2012 at 17:52 | #4

    love TBG!!!

  5. dubase
    July 1st, 2012 at 18:03 | #5


  6. Hippie Torrales
    July 2nd, 2012 at 08:17 | #6

    Great package. Well done.

  7. Jesse De La Pena
    July 3rd, 2012 at 01:22 | #7

    Diggin the whole E.P. but my favorite is Tall Black Guy – Sparkling Adventure. JDLP

  8. Nico De Ceglia
    July 4th, 2012 at 03:50 | #8

    Very nice

  9. July 4th, 2012 at 08:35 | #9

    nice selection…

  10. David James
    July 4th, 2012 at 23:27 | #10

    Straight goods the entire way. Check this out on 89.5FM in TORONTO

  11. July 10th, 2012 at 13:27 | #11

    Great stuff. i ♥ Bastard Jazz! :))

  12. DJ Kyle LaRue
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:07 | #12

    Every track is hot in its own jazzy way. Good stuff!

  13. Nick Davies
    July 15th, 2012 at 06:15 | #13

    Really love these tracks and they will get airplay on my show.

  14. BMF
    July 18th, 2012 at 10:19 | #14

    Every track on the full length is dope! I’m gonna have to get it on wax too.

  15. Miss Brownsugar
    July 20th, 2012 at 04:35 | #15

    to me…best giant step promo release in a long time :) luv it

  16. July 24th, 2012 at 10:55 | #16

    Tall Black Guy is a mad musical scientist who has the formula to move the musical community to the center….as one….:-) Great promo!

  17. July 24th, 2012 at 16:43 | #17

    It’s wonderful to see all the love that Terrel Wallace has been receiving for the past two years. Well deserved. Excellent sampler, but it’s TBG for the win. “Sparkling Adventure” is that JOINT…

  18. August 30th, 2012 at 13:26 | #18

    great tracks…very creative. i will have a blast programming these joints. i need the full length!!!

  19. Dj B-Cool-Out
    April 26th, 2013 at 14:02 | #19

    Someone light a match!!!!!This is the SHITS.. not 1 bad or average track…Lessons to be learned by those whom have Grammys that help sell the garbage they produced by name only…Re-education is needed by and this is one dude to study..Keep up the great work Dj B-Cool-Out

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