Daily Archives: August 2, 2012
Emerging from the sands of Wellington, New Zealand, Fat Freddy’s Drop roots themselves deep as musical connoisseurs. This futuristic dub/electronic funk/jazzy/soulful masterpiece, “Ray Ray,” radiates with the raddest of rhythms suited for everybody’s infinite expression. Wether its the beating of bass roping in your attention nodes or the breaks of laser flares inciting body grooving swerves, the simple question “what’s the world with no soul” will wrap your mind around this earful of a track. Incase this one is new to you and you’re feeling this beat pay attention to these lines so powerfully presented.
“Tell me what’s the world with no soul?”
“The world to me, is more than evolution
More than money, more than technology
I believe, that there’s more than evolution
Like you can change your mind, but you can’t change your destiny
Blood is blood, and thicker than water
Men will die, to live forever
The race is on and I could be standing still
Cos I have faith in something more than my will”
What are we supposed to do with all this great music!? I mean seriously, there have been more extraordinary musicians surfacing this year than ever.
Once again, here we have some stellar synth work by a pair of intergalactic sound boys with roots in our home land of Ohio. I met Nick Waterhouse and Dave Schneider of niceFingers while in school in Columbus. It was just a few years ago that they were beginning to get their fingers dirty while bouncing around town getting into what the ColumBASS scene had to offer. As their fingers grew and danced to the rhythm of their beating eardrums, Nick and Dave went their separate ways to collect inspiration from the far reaching corners of the globe. With one man in China and the other in LA, niceFingers stretched their imaginations skyward to create a symphony of satellite traded synthetic sound.
This is Intercontinental Beat Connection. The album is available via BandCamp for a suggested donation of ONE MILLION DOLLARS! But you know, pay what you will.
And this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for another big album from this now reunited pair of killer creators set for release later this year.