@@@ Perfume Genius: On the Floor (Matador, 2020) I’m a Perfume Genius fan so I thought I would check out this pre-release tune from his upcoming full length. This is an electro-soul white funk old school/new school Motown-ish kinda thing. It’s a familiar chord progression wrapped in some slicked out newer sounds, particularly the pumping synth patches which drive the tune on top of the beat. I like Mr. Genius’ singing style, it works for me. He’s dramatic without collapsing into cheese. This tune highlights the power of a good sound choice/arranging.
@@@ YBN Nahmir: 2 Seater (Atlantic, 2020) We switch gears to more funky business — he’s in his 2 seater (European Whip) with his jewels out and he’s smoking indo. Trap skitter, simple bouncing bass, etc. It’s funky and simply put together while striking a solid balance between blunted-ness and funky-ness. For the last minute they double up the microphone tempo which takes it with more energy and style. #phatitude
YTD recordings listened to: 217
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