@@@ Fake Tony and Taydex: Wake Up — let’s peep some Bandcamp records of the day and start out with today’s choice, some menacing and dark hip hop that doesn’t seem to embrace gangsta themes of violence and anti-female feels. Fat bass, a sung chorus and trappish beats on this first track. There are three pre-release highlight tunes and I like them. A little party shout out theme on this second track Magnifique and I like the beats but do prefer full trap beats. Hipster hop.
@@@ Steve Spacek: Houses (n/a, 2019) Opens up with some r&b swerved to the side with jazz keyboard influences, some electro garnish, oops there it goes into a smooth dancefloor banger. People with jobs out on the dance floor! Spacek’s falsetto vocal work and funkier arrangements put this techno into a different category. There are passages here I find really compelling and other places not so much.
@@@ Prophet: Don’t Forget It (Stones Throw, 2019) A record by a bedroom funk producer out of the Bay Area. Prince feels (without the guitars), some nice keyboard playing and good singing. It does indeed make me appreciate Prince more than it makes me want to listen to this record. I like this a bunch and I like Prince more.
YTD recordings listened to: 95
Good music, not list worthy: 55
Not good music: 40
Honorable Mentions: 0
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