Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Count Bass D “Dwight Spitz LP” (2002)


Wow talk about an overlooked record. This was on my “t0-listen” pile for a while and I just got around to listening to it this week and it is a very strong one. For fans of those conceptual Dangerdoom, Madvillain, Jaylib records you need to check this one out.

Dwight Spitz is a record full to the brim with ideas.  Functioning as both producer and rapper, Count Bass D uses his full creative palette to sculpt songs from nothing and definitely makes the most of it.  With 25 tracks, most clocking in at under 2 minutes, it continually stays fresh and interesting.  Rather than trying to lay down a sustained groove and throw a chorus over it to stretch things out to 4 minutes for radio play, Count Bass opts for all hooks.  Oh here’s a great idea for a minute and 30 seconds…oh, nope what about this fat beat…hold on, let’s try some jazz piano…wait, maybe work in a Doors sample…and so on.



Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).