Andrés ‎– II

Mahogani Music ‎– CD #24
CD, Album

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1 El Ritmo De Mi Gente
Featuring – Lady (4)
2 Change My Mind
Bass – Cal (3)Keyboards – Amp Dog Knight
3 Step Pattern
Featuring – Vernon Hill*
4 Sing About It
Featuring – KDJ*, Tracy Vox*
5 Wish You Were Here
Featuring – DJ Minx
6 Moments In Life 4:05
7 On My Own Skit 1:45
8 Love Heals 4:37
9 Back Home 0:40
10 Physical Rush 1:26
11 Sha's Revenge 2:13
12 Jazz After Hours 1:48
13 Soul Brother Never Be Another 2:57
14 Step To The Side 2:36
15 Keep Tryin 1:30
16 Skate Palooza, Detroit USA 0:55
17 The Essence 2:27
18 Body And Soul
Bass – Cal (3)Keyboards – Amp Dog Knight
19 The Reminder 1:18
20 Must Be Organized
Keyboards – Amp Dog Knight
21 D.J. Dez Live On The Cut! 1:40
22 A New Beginning, Ya' Know
Bass – Cal (3)Keyboards – Amp Dog Knight
23 You Cant Hide 4:16
24 After The Drumming! 1:46
25 That What It Is! 2:27
26 Learn To Love
Featuring – Monica Blaire
27 It's All In The Game 0:39
28 Walk On Through 2:40
29 Few Of Us 1:10
30 Hey! Time To Go! 2:06

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BPM is not provided on the record.
1: 101
2: 122
3: 96
4: 114-116
5: 93
6: 127-132
7: 119-125
8: 126-127
9: 95
10: 89
11: 104-105
12: 93
13: 108-113
14: 96-99
15: 85-86
16: 112-113
17: 121-125
18: 127-129
19: 86
20: 99-100
21: 95-135
22: 113-117
23: 113-117
24: 122-130
25: 97
26: 133
27: 92-96
28: 89-91
29: 98-100
30: 86-89

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 14325 68632 2
  • Barcode (String): 614325686322

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M.M-24 Andrés II(30xFile, ALAC, Album) Mahogani Music M.M-24 US 2009


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August 10, 2017
I come back to this album year after year. It is so rich and varied, full of energy and ideas. I listen to a lot of Andres material, and I think this is some of his best. Fusing genres in this way is incredible and - to my ears - Andres makes it all feel so natural. Get lost in this one for a while - it's time well spent.


April 6, 2013
Elle Clacken is uncredited for the Photography on Andrés ‎– II


January 17, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
II is an ambitious, 30 track album from Detroit drummer/producer Andrés. Being a man of the beat (I can only listen to rap if it’s spit over a great beat), I had always wondered what a fusion between old school hip-hop and house would sound like, or if it was even possible. Luckily, the homey Justin Jay pulled this gem out of his mysterious music stash, answering my question once and for all. An old school hip-hop/house fusion is not only feasible, it’s very real and very dope.

Things that work well: The samples. There are so many nice (and recognizable) samples in this album. Good samples make for good music, whether it’s hip-hop or house. The cutting/mixing is flawless, which is to be expected from a DJ associated with Slum Village. The bass riffs are also very well done, gluing together the samples and propelling the album forward. There’s also a foxy lady who periodically whispers to you in a sexy, chocolate voice.

Things that don’t work: The main difference between house beats and hip-hop beats in my mind is the ability of a house tune to stand by itself without lyrics. A good hip-hop beat will become dull and monotonous after a couple of minutes without someone flowing over it. If hip-hop instrumentals could stand alone there would be no need for rappers, and the beat would distract too much from the voice and the message. There’s a fine line to walk between making a beat boring and making it too overbearing, and Andrés stumbles over this line on a couple of tracks. Some of his housier tracks are cut short right when you’re starting to get into them, and some of the hip-hop beats play too long.

He gets the balance exactly right on the track “Moments of Life” though, which serves as a shining example of just how nice a hip-hop/house fusion can sound.


April 3, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
Most people will know Andres better for his hip hop alias DJ DEZ. Providing the cuts for many legendary Detroit hip hop acts such as Slum Village, Phat Kat and Black Milk amongst others.
However the Detroit sound is as diverse as it is deep ranging from everything from Hip hop, house, techno, electro to disco, funk, latin and of course Soul.
This is where Andres II comes in. Blended together by a sampler and a drum machine but left raw around the edges, Its a sonic melting pot of all the styles mentioned above and moves effortlessly between them. Several well known samples are used but Andres flips them in such a way that a sense of familiarity is created likened to playing your favourite records and only enhances the listening experience.
Co-produced by by Moodymann and put out on his own label Mahogani Music it also features Amp Dog Knight aka Amp Fiddler playing keys on several tracks.
For people who have a love of deep soul music whatever style it may take Hip hop or house this is a perfect album for you.



December 31, 2009
This album just GOT to be an homage to J-Dilla and this album reminds me so much of Donuts. The similarities are there but is so well done nevertheless..