The first music week of 2024 gave us Bad Snack's "iiwannabe" and I couldn't be any more ecstatic. The talented "omnipresent" producer, violinist, and singer returns with a groovy blend of afro-beats, indie pop, and lo-fi house that's nothing short of magnificent.

Instrumentally, the intro reminds me of the whole thing Bonobo was going for in The North Borders, but it quickly evolves and sucks in elements from genres one wouldn't really expect. I think this could be the strongest track I've heard this Friday.

“iiwannabe is maybe the most fun I’ve ever had writing & producing a song,” shares Bad Snacks. “It’s deeply inspired by Brazilian rhythms as well as some elements I’ve gathered from Tokyo’s ambient music scene, all kind of wrapped up into one dance track that is enormously fun to perform live. It’s a sultry little poem over an instrumental that I can’t help but move to every time I hear it.”

If you need any more convincing when it comes to her talent, just wait until that minute 2 violin solo and then we can talk.

That's not where Bad Snack's awesomeness ends. Besides gifting people with sounds beyond imaginable, she is also actively laying the groundwork for future generations in the field. Bad Snacks has shared her expertise in Electronic Production & Design at Berklee College of Music and served as a prominent demonstrator for major industry players such as Ableton, Roland, Spectrasonics, and Moog.

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