Jon Ditty is a Rapper/Songwriter/Artist from Dunedin, FL—winning "Best Local Hip-Hop Act" in Creative Loafing Tampa's Best of the Bay 2018. DJ Hurley is a Swiss Producer and Turntablist, currently based out of Florida. The two musicians met at a Freestyle Hip-Hop open mic, where they expressed mutual interest for each other's talents. In 2017, they began work on their collaborative album, later entitled Factory Recall.
The album's soundscape is indicative of Hurley's clean, surgical production, employing the use of dark, dirty synthesizers, seamlessly paired with overdrive and funk guitars (demanded by Ditty). It's no surprise to those already familiar, Jon Ditty riddles the musical backdrop with dense, witty, acrobatic lyricism, capable of impressing fans as to why this is his third full-length effort. The album boasts intimidating cameos by Blueprint (of Rhymesayers Entertainment), Ceschi Ramos (of Fake Four Inc.), lead singer Reed Skahill (of Ajeva), and St. Petersburg, FL emcee HeyeYella (of the Zhudaru Crew).
Soliciting help from local Visual Artist, @GrimLabz (aka Travis Doherty) for the album's artwork, the duo plan to press the album as a 4-Panel Digipak format, complete with lyric booklet. All album-related Press Photos have been shot & edited by Nymania Productions. Jon Ditty & DJ Hurley have turned to Kickstarter in efforts to raise the necessary capitol for funding the album's production and proper marketing.
- 1) Cryptro
- 2) Law Enforcement
- 3) Safe Music
- 4) Good Manners (Bungle Pt.2)
- 5) Rapper ≠ Honorific (Skit)
- 6) B@D@$$M0TH3RF4C%3R
- 7) Tyrannology ft. Blueprint
- 8) Junk Mail
- 9) No Money ft. Reed Skahill (of Ajeva)
- 10) Imperfected ft. HeyeYella & Ceschi Ramos
- 11) Dear God
- 12) The Ballad of The Underdog
Bungle 7" Vinyl
Video includes audio snippet of "Good Manners (Bungle Pt.2)"
DJ Hurley Kickstarter Beats
Jon Ditty Music Video
DJ Hurley Live Video
Risks and challenges
We've put an insane amount of effort into this project. In addition to taking off countless days of work to meet deadlines, Jon Ditty's personal life is pretty much in shambles (on account of giving his all to crafting this body of work). Our Kickstarter's intent is to avoid further debt. Without your help, the album cannot be pressed to meet the standard it deserves. The only risk is not fulfilling our monetary goal. Thank you for your support.
-Jon Ditty & DJ Hurley
- (15 days)