Review: Boulder-based badman Griz delivers his fourth album and it's - without argument - his finest work to date. A firing future funk document that's steeped in instrumentation and obese, floor-focussed dynamics and grooves so powerful they could bring an end to all comas, his organic signature is matched toe-to-toe with bold muscular production and anti-formulaic subversion. Highlights include the authentic 70s blacksploitation funk strutter "Get Down", the smoky, lazer-rasing Pretty Lights-esque "It's All Good" and the wholesome classic hip-hop jam "For The Love" with Talib Kweli. Say it loudly, say it proudly... Griz has gone next level on this one.
Review: In comes the remix! Griz's exceptional Good Will Prevail album gets the treatment from some of the best in their respective bass games. Version cruciality comes from all corners with highlights firing from Ephwurd (head-chopping bass house) Opiuo (mental vocal manipulation and a horn-bent skank to die for) Barclay Crenshaw (smoking cosmic soul) and Tisoki (rolling percussive garage-inspired lushness) but this is just scratching the remix surface. Live Good and prosper!
Review: Hailing from Colorado, this 3-piece 'electronic hydro-funk experience,' are all about the chilled funk vibes. They have a highly anticipated EP, Deluxe, due soon on GRiZ's All Good Records, but in the meantime they've offered us "Dexter" as a teaser. Featuring 'jam scene staple' Nick Gerlach on sax, this wah-wah laden organ funk joint will get you boppin in no time at all. 2017 is gonna be big for these guys, get onto this asap!
Review: Sunsquabi teams up with New Orleans' Russ Liquid who is the future-vintage/ groove-blasting maestro that has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world. Renowned for his ingenious compositional approach, this cosmic virtuoso imprints a prophetic musical experience on his audiences. He detonates explosive beatscapes, seamlessly adding flourishes of instrumental color and emotion; all while drawing from an endlessly diverse sonic palette. SunSquabi on the other hand are a three-piece, live electronic experience. Hailing from Colorado, they have been picking up steam after a breakout year in 2016. This fine release comes courtesy of Detroit label All Good.