While the title is a nod to modern life, the phrasing, the tech, the search for understanding, what you’ll ultimately find within is a country-rock, jazz-piano-soaked classic – an explosion of organic instrumentation, high energy and nostalgia; enough so to take you way back to bar fights and big bands.
Artist and rapper Produc more than delivers throughout this 17 track extravaganza that is his latest album. Fusing eclectic, often jazz and soul-soaked ambiances, with an intentional, calmly confident rap style, PRODUC Presents 1970 fills the room with simple good vibes and compelling story-lines.
Aratrea have put everything into this performance and writing process, and the result is something that boldly reaches out for your attention – and refuses to let go until the whole thing is over; much like the Python with his prey.
Having self-awarded this as ‘arguably the 4th best Hip-Hop Funk Fusion Rap Song About Food Of All Time’, Max Wassen walked into this with a comedic intention, but honestly – the track has such a good groove & is brilliantly well-crafted, you tend to feel the embrace of the music & the performance above anything else.
Tex Mex Shaman’s Roll Over Matryoshka offers music fans a plus-six-minute audio journey through what feels partly like a live jam session, and partly like a beautifully chaotic, ever-changing dream.
“I dropped a tab of Acid and had just received the Masters for Avenue B, so that was playing in the background. I started getting the visuals from the music.”
Kid Loose manages to balance a clear understanding of music with a sheer passion for melody and originality. World music meets with the entrancing rhythms of house to produce something completely immersive and beautifully uplifting.
Complete with a scheduled mini-series of accompanying music videos, ‘Avenue B’ offers a stunning collection of instrumentally masterful songs and passionate outpourings – each of which is as melodically addictive as it is cinematic and vibrant.
Stephen Dusenberry takes listeners through a multilayered, retro-funk arena of optimism on this release Fools Gold. The track offers the fullness of a live jazz and funk band, along with a notably electronic aura that fuses with that raw musicality in an energizing way.
What’s That is an easily recognisable yet simultaneously humble new track. It introduces Heads or Heads – AKA, Alex Harbolt – as an artist with an unconcerned approach to artistry. Being that his primary art form of choice is film making, it will be interesting to hear where else the music world takes him as the months and years roll by.
“Never give up on your dreams. I’m handicapped, confined to a wheelchair and a breathing ventilator, but by the grace of Christ I’m fulfilling my dream of being a dance music producer.”
In the same manner in which certain legendary producers have often paved their own way within the industry – going left when everybody else went right – ChudaBeat seems genuinely unconcerned with what the majority are doing right now. Instead, he creates from a clear love for music, and that connection and brightness shines gorgeously.