Damn. France’s Cascade Records have been a big source of heat, which is fortunate because temperatures here are dropping below 0 on a reg. This here is the latest release on the label; Amin PaYnE, who no doubt avoids the pains of cold winters in his sunny Melbourne, drops this fire LP. Funky, Dilla-influenced beats inhabit this album from start to finish. PaYnE also has a load of cool releases over on his Bandcamp.
When hip hop & funk come together for a mutual love of the beat, that’s what we’re about to talk about here.
Amin PaYnE, straight from Auckland (NZ), who is already known for his skills with the mpc, brings us a new release called Cosmic Disfunktions on which he presents to us an intelligent blend of classic funk with a touch of modern hiphop.
Over the course of this album we hear references to artists such as J-Dilla, Pete Rock, B.T. Express, Parliament-Funkadelic …
A mix of the past and future, these sounds clearly reflect a dusty, crunchy and soulful sound which is familiar yet new.
COSMIC: Transcending through future and electronic elements via synthesizers and drum machines.
DISFUNKTIONS: Fused on disco & funk sampled/inspired music, together with modern and the 80′s sound.
COSMIC DISFUNKTIONS, an album that flows fluently through infused sounds of smooth melodies, crunchy drums, luscious sax and guitar riffs. A changeable 13 track album compiled with a taste of a down tempo melodies, funked out heavy bass and uplifting beats.
Forever grateful to have talented guest appearances from local and international artists, much love to SilentJay [AUS], K*Saba [NZ], BEN BADA BOOM [GERM], Roughsoul [AUS] and Karen Morales [AUS].
2012 brought me through a great musical journey, feeling blessed to finally share with you this release that I personally feel is my best word yet. Many thanks to Cascade Records, Sal Martin, all the artists involved on this project and of course for those who support and keep on, hope you enjoy this. One love.