Back with the future funk, REKchampa comes through with another blunted 2step/Hip Hop cross-pollenation. In keeping with the sound that first got our attention with ‘Pocket The Rest’, here we see enhanced production and a consolidation of his distinctive style.
‘Bartender’s Theme’ opens with restless percussion and bar-room atmospheres underscored by deep chords and a sub-oceanic bass line. Bringing it down a notch on the second track, Brea steps in to lend sampled vocals and harmonies to the beautiful instrumentation on ‘Collapsin’.
‘Flit-Flax’ has a skippy beat and a persistent organ melody which rides over shimmering pads as Timbaland-style vocal incursions dip in and out. ‘The Comeback’ has an eski feel to it, with a glacial drum track breaking into pitched down vocals merged with vibrant chord play. The last track ‘Loft’ sees us out with a gloriously detailed 2step beat and trademark pitched percussive vocals.
He’s done it again folks. Self-released at $4 (or more) and worth every penny. A must for any collection. Go and bag that.