Received this the other day from the Canadian Duo “The Happy UNfortunate” and I’m really digging the laid back vibe….
“Want the secret recipe to The Happy Unfortunate’s signature sound? Start with Motown greats like Marvin Gaye, add layers of A Tribe Called Quest and Slum Village, and jazz it up with a pinch of Miles Davis. With some smooth beats and a bit of funk, the result is a refreshing taste of feel good music making hip-hop heads nod with approval.
Soulful, laid back, and downright genius are just some of the ways to describe Malcolm-Jamal Wilson (Malcolm-Jay) and Daniel Caneda (DJ Envoy), the fresh young faces behind the classic yet original sound gaining ground in Winnipeg, MB. While a hip-hop vibe remains prominent in their music, the duo prides themselves in drawing from generations older than their ages combined. With artists like The Temptations, Bobby Caldwell, Chaka Khan, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder, these musical inspirations create a perfect balance between the old school flavour and modern day appeal that continues to win over both hip-hop and jazz enthusiasts alike.”