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Trip Hop prince Tricky drops a moody new single and video with the track “Does It.” The track is from his forthcoming LP, False Idols, which will be dropping via !K7 Records in May. Enjoy!
The UK’s Young Fathers have dropped some visuals for their reggae-infused track “Romance,” which came off the group’s recently reissued TAPE ONE. I reviewed it a while back very positively, and I’m still convinced it rules, but I’m patiently waiting to hear some kind of followup–especially since they’re now on Anticon!
Groovy good feelings all around in this new Dumbo Gets Mad track.
Those good feelings come from a clear dub influence that is evident in the song that of course breaks down into psychedelic rock a few times. That groove mixed with their normal trippy nature mixes together something that feels fresh, in a very literal sense. Listening to this track just gave me a second wind with its deliberate pacing and echoey vocals. It feels like at one point this could have been two separate songs that somehow got mashed into one; a sound that works refreshingly well.
Sweet Valley is what you get when you take video game sounds and music mix them with hip-hop as well as a dash of dub just for kicks.
That strange and original creation is brought to you by Nathan Williams (Wavves) and his brother Kynan Williams. I admit that the beats themselves are not overly original, but they are solid and mixed with obscure samples they have chosen to use it gives the tape a fresh feeling. I would really like to hear them collaborate with some rappers as I am a fan of their particular use of samples and willingness to fuse whatever genres they want seemingly at random.
Warning: May bring on the urge to play NES games all day.
First single from Wisconsin dub duo, Peaking Lights off their upcoming LP Lucifer. This track brings a real spacey atmosphere to the reggae style of music they are presenting. The song has the classic expected flow to a reggae song with a real groovy bass line, but they layer it with countless synthesizers, echoed vocal tracks, and samples giving it a more psychedelic feel than most songs in the genre. It runs for 7 over minutes and by the end the psychedellic nature of the songs takes control.
Lucifer is set to be released June 18.