Dang, this track is a groovy ride. And not the 1970s version of “groovy”, but the kind of “groovy” I’ll end up explaining to my grandkids when I show them all the dope, bass-infused funk, soul, and blues tunes I listened to in my 20s.
I am impressed by the musical inventory of this track and how it retains a balance of bluesy/funky instrumentals, heavy basslines, and distorted synth activity without overwhelming the listener. A noticable differentiator in that is that it transitioned into the heaviness seamlessly without the cliché “drop”.
The opening guitar with subtle hints of piano and electronic sampling set the stage as I was discovering a whole new angle to broken-beat electronic music.
Once that Biggie sample from “Hypnotize” dropped in, I got goosebumps. The flow of the song with the vocal sampling changes dramatically and I was at the music’s will during this section.
I only recently found out about this Colorado-based “jamtronica” duo and how they’ve recently been innovating the Electro Blues sound and can't wait to discover more.
Strap in for this weekend banger. If you feel inclined, let me know what you think of it in the comments.
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