You can’t hold an artist like JJ Whitefield down. The talented musician and producers jumps into 2017 with a double side of heat, this time on Soundweight Records. The man who has already given us the funk of The Poets of Rhythm, the afro-funk of Karl Hector and The Malcouns, Whitefield Brothers, and many other one off bands that range from funk to krautrock has done it again. This time with his new Whitefield Soundz project, there is a no holds barred and no boundaries approach to the music and he drops two tracks of hot lava rocks for your turntables. No stranger to collabos with emcees (Edan, P.E.A.C.E (Freestyle Fellowship), Shockdell, Mr. Lif, and Lyrics Born), he links up this time with emcee Phluid to drop “What Remains”, a fuzzed out, beat filled track which Phluid proceeds to destroy. Spitting knowledge about out ever changing and sometimes scary world, Phluid waxes poetic while Whitefield once again proves he’s equally comfortable making music to rhyme over as much as instrumentals. This then glides us to the flip. “Safari Strut” is a psychedelic rock version of the track recorded prior to the Whitefield Brothers 2010 Earthology record. Who doesn’t like some fuzzy guitar and hard drums on their 45? It’s hard not to be pleased with a track like this, especially since it has some organ on it as well. Bravo Sir. This new project highlighting experimental funk and hip hop (although not brand new at all), is definitely something we love and support. Check out both tracks below, and grab one of these records, available January 25th at the link below.
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