My man Mike Gao blessed me with a copy of his latest album Sun Shadows. He told me whether it’s good or bad just let him know what I thought of it. I dropped it in the iPod and cranked up the volume. I thought it was going to be 9 tracks of hypnotic beats that you can play in the background while you do other stuff… Boy was I wrong. Sun Shadows kicks off with this real space-age sounding organ in 10th Letter, and then the bass kicks in as if it’s going to snatch your breath right from you nose. Yes it caught me be surprise. It was like I was listening to each sound, each note, very carefully. If you think I’m pumped about it now, just wait until you get to Worthy Unworthy. Mike and I were talking about a magazine that was going to review Sun Shadows, but weren’t feeling it. I have to tell you, this is an album you may not get it… right now, but down the road it will click to you. You’ll say “where was I when this came out?” Buy Mike Gao – Sun Shadows at Alpha Pup Records. Also check out Mike Gao on Twitter. BIG thanks Mike for the heads up and making a progressive album.

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Mike Gao – Straight Edge Girls (eLan sub mix)

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Mike Gao – End Sequence (Glimpse)