Lack of sleep and my jobs don’t go together. This isn’t a complaint, as generally a lack of sleep means I’m having more fun than I should be, but it does make the thought of writing foreboding. I miss the Sonic Gardens though and if you didn’t I suppose you will be moving on right about now.
If you aren’t tired of hearing me blab on about the south yet, I have more for ya. Starlito is out with a new one and it’s something fierce. A quick strike project seeing him jack up some beats and deliver his best impressions with his typical paranoid stream of conscious style rhymes. He sounds real good over a Krit beat.
If educated ignorance isn’t your bag, the Shaolin Afronauts have something for you. Instrumental and only related to those with Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game in the sense that the abbot could make dreams come true if he holed up in the lab and chopped up these breaks. Featuring eighteen pieces for the new album Quest Under Capricorn, it’s lively and funky, filled with good vibrations and enough soul to keep your Sunday vibe going all week. The above documentary is about a half hour and certainly worth the time if you like the back story behind funky things.
If you’re looking for more like a Saturday night high the TNGHT project is probably where your ears should stop. Hudson Mohawke, whose ‘09 release Butter still get’s regular burn around here, partners with Lunice for some ratchet type shit that is equal parts US/UK baked. With everyone laying in wait to hear who will be gracing these tracks, it’s hard to reconcile the trippy and commercial viability of these tracks.
Speaking of trippy… I’m still waiting on word about how out there Juicy J and the rest of the Smokers Club stoners were. DZA’s Fraud jump off impressed briefly but doesn’t last like Meyhem Lauren’s Respect the Fly Shit. I can’t quite wrap my head around Spitta and the la musica director’s grooves. It seemed like a great pairing but falls flat in the headphones.
Speaking of pairings, I’m in the process of branching out with these here words, before long you will be seeing my name pop up elsewhere on the interwebs, speaking on some local music even. It’s been a long time coming but I do live here, perhaps I have a thought or two I can share. Until then leave me artists to peep in the comments and live for the funk.