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Dert

Dert
Aliases:This artist is (or was) also known as: [Dert Floyd]
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/dertbeats
Releases:[Talk Strange : A Beat Tape Inspired by Bjork] [CMYK : Extended Play (EP)] [My Great Depression] [Yellow (single)] [The Short List : A Beat Tape by Dert] [The Westside of the Moon] [In My Nature : A Beat Tape by Dert] [The Seattle Situation : Volume One : A Beat Tape By Dert [Tunnel Rats Instrumentals 2002-2004]] [Fledgling : A Beat Tape by Dert]
Info:Don Baker also known as Dert is producer of the Tunnel Rats and worked with artists like Mars ILL, Pigeon John, LMNO and others. Dert is from West Covina in California.

Footsoldiers
Dert, Macho, Propaganda and Raphi from the Tunnel Rats are also part of the crew Footsoldiers. They released their album "Live This" on Antagonist Records, October 31st, 2006. The Footsoldiers project consists of christians and non-christians.

Production Credits
Dert produced KRS One's album called "Life" released on June 13th, 2006 through Antagonist Records with Dax Reynosa (LPG).

Albums
He released his first solo album called "Fledgling : A Beat Tape by Dert" in 2004. The music is instrumental only. And Dert continued his love for electronic beats on the album "The Short List", which is released on Illect/Illectronica in 2008.

Shelved albums
Initially the Blackberd album was scheduled for release in 2006, but Dert chose to start a new project called "The Short List". As the producer states "Blackberd was pretty slow, dark and depressing and I don't think heads are ready for that yet. Short List is [...] more upbeat and mid tempo and it's a much more cohesive, focused project."
Another record "Next In Line" (2008) with rapper LMNO is partly released on LMNO's "Let'eMkNOw" (2008).

Mixtapes
The mixtape "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow" is released in March 2006 and features artists like Common, Nas and Kanye West. The hip hop songs are mixed with the acoustic guitar tracks from Jose Gonzalez' album "Veneer" (2005).
The mixtape receives a follow up in the release "In My Nature : A Beat Tape by Dert" (2007). The instrumental album is based upon Jose Gonzalez sophomore record "In Our Nature" (2007). Jose Gonzalez is a successful folk artist from Sweden. His parents were immigrants of Argentinia.

Instrumentals
The year 2006 is also the release of another Dert' mixtape, called "The Seattle Situation : Volume One" and contains Tunnelrat Instrumentals from 2002-2004.

Pink Floyd Album
Dert released the Pink Floyd inspired instrumental album "The Westside of the Moon" under the name Dert Floyd in July 2007.

Compilations
The producer is featured on the compilation:
- We Are We : Yes Yes Y'all : One Year Anniversary Celebration: Dert - Wishing (2008).

New Projects
In an interview on Yesyesyall.org April 2008 Dert stated to be working on an abum with rapper Surreal and singer Caroline Furoyen from Norway. The band is called: "Today's the Day". The albumtitle is yet to be announced.

New Beat Tape
A new beat tape was announced in July 2008, this would be a continuation on the Dert Floyd theme. The album was called "Flight to Ganymede," but is cancelled in October 2008. a On April 10th, 2009 a new Dert Floyd project is announced "My Great Depression" for 2009.

Sources: Yesyesyall.org: Dert for YYY-No.6, April 25th, 2008 ; MySpace.com blog: 2008 plans, May 20th, 2008 ; MySpace.com blog: New Dert Floyd, April 10th, 2009.

Release:Talk Strange : A Beat Tape Inspired by Bjork
Talk Strange : A Beat Tape Inspired by Bjork
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The beat tape is released on January 1st, 2009.
Track 1 uses some explicit lyrics, be it sencored.

1. Skip, the Intro
2. Funky New World
3. Dert is Full of Love
4. Aurora Jolie
5. It's Oh So Loud!
6. Neon Strings
7. On the Hunt
8. It's For...
9. Aqueous
10. Venus Morning
11. Dark Currents
12. Flashback
13. The Anchor Beat
14. Generosity
15. Dert is Out of love
16. Downtown Living
17. Amphibious
18. Unraveled
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Release:CMYK : Extended Play (EP)
CMYK : Extended Play (EP)
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Media:[Audio CD] [Audio Tape]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The EP is scheduled for release May 1st, 2009.
The fourth track was first called "Key is for Black".

1. Cyan
2. Magenta
3. Yellow
4. Black
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Release:My Great Depression
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Isolated Music
Info:The album is scheduled for release in August 2009. This is a Dert Floyd project.
The recording is not a free download.
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Release:Yellow (single)
Yellow (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl] [Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The vinyl 7 inch single is scheduled for release in June 2009.
The single, based upon the CMYK EP, will contain the track Yellow and
rumoured is a remix of the track "Black" with guest appearance by Othello.
All information may be subject to change!

Side 1
1. Yellow

Side 2
2. Black (Revisited) - featuring Othello
"Information is subject to change"
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Release:The Short List : A Beat Tape by Dert
The Short List : A Beat Tape by Dert
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:ILLECT Recordings
Info:The album is released on January 15th, 2008.

1. You'll Never Know
2. Romina Apple Bottom
3. Can't Relate
4. Dinner Music
5. Firecracker
6. Dancin' Butterfly 5
7. Black Pashmina
8. Transitional Period
9. The Wrath of Vong
10. San Frangeles
11. Words Are For Free
12. You Can Do Better Than Drums
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Release:The Westside of the Moon
The Westside of the Moon
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The instrumental album is released on July 16th, 2007. It contains 34 tracks and features only Pink Floyd samples. It can be downloaded for free at: Sphereofhiphopmp3.com.
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Release:In My Nature : A Beat Tape by Dert
In My Nature : A Beat Tape by Dert
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album is released on September 3rd, 2007 and only contains instrumentals, no vocals, just beats. The record is based upon the second Jose Gonzalez album "In Our Nature" (2007).

1. Down the Line
2. Drip Drop
3. Filtering Trivialities
4. Hustlin'
5. Juana Be
6. Sometimes I Slow Flow
7. Surreal's Drums
8. Title Track
9. What's Your Point
10. White Stripes Chit
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Release:The Seattle Situation : Volume One : A Beat Tape By Dert [Tunnel Rats Instrumentals 2002-2004]
The Seattle Situation : Volume One : A Beat Tape By Dert [Tunnel Rats Instrumentals 2002-2004]
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Isolated Music
Info:This album contains 31 tracks of Tunnel Rats instrumentals released July 4th, 2006. Available November 7th, 2006 through iTunes.

1. 94.7 Tidal Wave
2. Copper Currency
3. Dishwashing Liquid
4. Eciov Ruoy
5. Faux Tech
6. Get Yours Playa
7. Ghetto Fanfare
8. Horror Flick
9. Iceland to West Covina
10. Justine
11. Killa
12. Lets Get Derty
13. MaphiRapho
14. Memory Loss
15. Mental Guitar
16. Piano Heads
17. Press Pause
18. Que Es Mi Llamo
19. Rock The Mike
20. Roll Over And...
21. Slaughter Part 2
22. Somebody Tell Me
23. Somebody Told Me
24. Spanish Hose
25. Tap Out
26. The Answer Is Nobody
27. The Old In-Out-In-Out
28. What You Won’t
29. You Are Here
30. You Know You Want To Jock
31. Zane
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Release:Fledgling : A Beat Tape by Dert
Fledgling : A Beat Tape by Dert
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Isolated Music
Info:1. Play / Start (intro)
2. Isolated bounce
3. Hymned up!
4. Trucker hats & P.B.R.
5. A piece of forever
6. She makes me feel all warm inside
7. Darling, you SYNTH me
8. Oooooohkay (interludeness)
9. Implied movement
10. Happiness
11. Fledgling
12. Afterglow (darling reprise)

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