Archive for the ‘Atlanta’ Category

Stacy Epps – The Awakening

September 23, 2008

Wow.

Spacey Stacey delivered.

She really, really, delivered. The way Epps aerially veers between spiritualist vocalism, outer-body poetics, convulsing grooves and a paranormal beat cavity with boom-bap for a terrestrial heartbeat (with Apex, Amdex, Flying Lotus, S1, Muhsinah, Everett James, Nick Speed and Slugabed all behind the boards). Avant Garde Soul comes a step closer to it’s requiem for a future.

‘Floatin’ is already one of the top 5 songs of the year, if I find a single person contradicting that I’ll stab their brain with their nose-bone like Ballerina P. The rest of the album is now joining the higher tier of my (obsessive compulsive) mental ranking system.

It’s no secret why Lib runs with this girl- she’s on a higher plain.

“Passin’ clouds passin’ you passin’ me by,
Passionately we can be so high,
Heavens are over the sea,
Gravity can’t hold us down, baby…”

The Awakening
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Floatin’
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1. Eppisode (Prod. by Slugabed)
2. The Awakening
3. OM (Prod. by Muhsinah)
4. Addicted (Prod. by Amdex)
5. Heaven (Prod. by S1)
6. Cosmik Dust (Prod. by Flying Lotus)
7. Floatin
8. Floatin (reprise)
9. Who Knows (Prod. by Nick Speed)
10. Mothership
11. 00:00

My favourite tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Floatin’

Fantasticunt LP rating:

8.5 mums out of 10

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Hollyweerd – Edible Phat

August 5, 2008

In early June, I had one personal anthem only: ‘Have You Ever Made Love To A Weirdo?’ Excelling with a delicious sax solo 3 minute and 19 seconds in, it’s a miniature classic awaiting mainstream acknowledgement and chronic radio rotation.

I expected more from this mixtape however… but I’m never one not to emit a fat wad of steaming doo-doo-butter on the hype when it’s premature- I’ll wait till a debut album instead.

And a memorandum to the lesser music pundits: just because this troupe hails from Atlanta, and they wear silly outfits and spout colorful libretto… does not give you the right to the call them the next Outkast, you indolent, unimaginative arseholes. More akin to an electronic Nappy Roots as far as lazy artist comparisons go, do your homework.

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1. Intro / Southern Tuki
2. Don’t Fight The Light
3. Stormy (Beat by Madlib)
4. The Climax (Weirdo Pt. II)
5. Alpha Jerk Interlude
6. HollyFunk / Beat Interlude
7. Ur Smile (Prod. 9th Wonder)
8. Dream Requiem Interlude / Street Now
9. Swagger
10. AUC Crusin’ / Basquiat Interlude
11. Have You Ever Made Love To A Weirdo?

12. Party All The Time Pt. II
13. Sincerely Jane (Remix) / Attraction Rules Interlude
14. Gripplyaz – Shake Her Rear
15. PartyLife
16. Pinball
17. Karl Tutymer (Prod. James Posey & Questlove)
18. Bonus Track: Back In The Day

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Have You Ever Made Love To A Weirdo

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

6 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]