If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues by Boo Boo Davis / BLu ACiD (2014) was used in THE RECALL, a Canadian movie produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in association with Bridgegate Pictures.
The Recall is a SciFi thriller about five friends on vacation at a remote lake house where they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.
The film was released on June 2 this year and they used more then two minutes of the song right at the beginning in one of the opening scenes of the movie.
Here you can read the complete interview that BLu ACiD recently did with Kendra Beltran for Zo Magazine
BLu Acid – HCN
This is a compilation of six tracks released as singles in 2015 and 2016 by this Dutch duo of vastly experienced guitarist Mischa Den Haring and Black & Tan Records owner/ producer Jan Mittendorp, who decided to carry on working together as BLu ACiD after success with St Louis bluesman Boo Boo Davis. This release is undeniably cutting edge contemporary blues, with a huge sound (listen to grooving ‘Stuck Anyway’ with a monster slide guitar riff), classic soul influences, as the Otis Redding inflected vocal on ‘Silence’ confirms, and the rave styled ‘Things Will Change’. That last title is rather apt for this set – this is the blues for a generation raised on electronic dance music, hip hop, and remix culture. As such, it might not attract much of the traditional blues audience, but my kids actually stopped and listened – and they don’t do that if I play Muddy, BB or Elmore!
today we released:
BA 521 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – No Time
the fourth single from a recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake in 2016. Released digital-only and available at all the popular platforms. Here are a few links
Die Galgenbäume waren im frühen 20. Jahrhundert beliebte Werkzeuge für abgefuckte weiße Rednecks, um die von ihnen verhaßten “Negroes” daran aufzuknüpfen. Die seltsame Menschengattung gehört – speziell im Süden des Landes – heutzutage in den ach so fortschrittlich-modernen und demokratischen USA immer noch zur Elite. Das Thema hat zahlreiche Musiker inspiriert, u. a. “The Weavers” in den 60er Jahren oder die legendäre Folk Sängerin “Odetta”. Das niederländische Label “BLu ACiD Records” hat sich ein Fieldrecording des US Kult-Musikwissenschaftlers Alan Lomax vorgenommen und es in zeitgenössischer Bearbeitung von JOHN BLAKE singen lassen. “Gallows Tree” kommt als bluesiger Downtempo-Groove (72 bpm) mit starkem Lowdown-Rhythmus und mit etwas Phantasie kann man sich direkt vorstellen, wie die Baumwollsklaven damals zum ursprünglichen Spiritual-Negro-Worksong für ihre Masters schufteten.
BA 516 – BLu ACiD – Silence
an electro soul ballad, released digital only and available on all major download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to itunes and spotify.
After the succesfull project with Boo Boo Davis in 2014 BLu ACiD did several other projects and here is one of the results:
BA 513 – BLu ACiD – Stuck Anyway
This track will be released digital only and from today available on all major download and streaming platforms (like itunes and spotify):
We just got news that the song “If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues” by Boo Boo Davis / BLu ACiD will be used by Flipboard in one of their upcoming online video’s.
Mischa den Haring and Jan Mittendorp; two Dutch musicians/producers joined forces in this new production unit. Both of them have more then 25 years of live stage experience and they combine that with 2014 recording and production techniques. Like moonshine, the music was slow brewed in seclusion during all-night-and-day marathons attended only by the two members and the ghosts of the past, who were eager to have their voices echo into the modern world. Preserving the power and originality of american roots music but at the same time not excluding influences from any other musical styles nor any technology that is available today. In February 2014 they released their first tracks on Black and Tan Records and April 2014 their first album production: a new BOO BOO DAVIS release (What Kind Of Shit Is This?) After this succesfull project they did several other projects and new tracks will be released regularly. The tracks are available at all stream and download sites and below you find a list of releases with the corresponding links to itunes and spotify.