Have you ever felt that there was a large lack of modern electronic funk music featured by an awesome bass guitarists?
Well Thundercat’s latest album Drunk should cover those issues for you from the funky melodies featuring Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald on Show You the Way, that has the love song of the 80’s sounds. But tracks like Lava Lamp with Sounwave showcase a chiller more downtempo enjoyable sonic experience. Or you get the crazy bass tracks that only Thundercat could focus on singing about his cat, and enjoying the sunlight and wanting to be his cat: Tron. You also have Kendrick Lamar featured on Walk on By with a darker groove that feels like an oddly layer acapella overtop of the dark detuned funk track. Alternatively there is Tokyo, that sort of has that 90’s JP video game sounds layered throughout it that fit almost as the perfect late night chill groove to drive to. On the polar opposite, you have the Mono/Poly feature Friend Zone, which feels like a harsh dis-track, while providing dark vocals against Thundercat’s harsh but finally in-tune falsetto. Them Changes assuming you hadn’t hear it before is a 100% must listen to track or even watch the great youtube video that went along with it. The Flying Lotus features feel a little lack luster, and the album seems to have a few bad tracks on it but is otherwise quite enjoyable for a full listen which is why I rate it a solid 8/10
So Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack has a new album releasing on April 28th called Glow City, and he now has a preview track as a result of this amazing black and white yet artistic music video for the track called The Great Modifier. Expect to see another full album review when the album releases. This album was also the most fun I have had mastering an album in a long while, so I do think the album sounds amazing, along with this single.
FK had a solid remix hidden up his sleeves of Blessing It originally by Nujabes, featuring Substantial and Five Deez. The solid jazzy samples of the original are replaced with even more jazzy loops even if the track is quite rough. Listen to it on FK’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fktribe If you are looking for some Nujabes like beats Keiichirou Fukuzumi who was close to the crew working with Tribe (the record shop of Hydeout Productions). FK has always been producing some wonderful chill hiphop jazzy melodies.
Or listen to the original by Blessing It by Nujabes on Youtube
Other Great examples of FK’s amazing sampling consist of his Demos like this following one:
Or his hyper new age beat remix of Gangstarr Dwyck.
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