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Ariel Pink so chill that he’s included bro in the name of his new duo with Jorge Elbrecht. The group is officially titled, “Jorge Elbro,” and I can imagine Ariel Rosenberg smirking about the name through the smoke. As in the case of many legitimately brilliant talents, Pink seems to get less love from the underground now that he’s no longer their secret. For my Buck Fifty, he’s refined his talents to the point where he no longer feels the compulsion to release everything — just the gems.
This is another one. The vocals shrouded in reverb and dirt on some “I started chillwave and this the motherfucking thanks I get” effect. There are also tints of shoegaze and the grunge-rock breakdown jam at the end. Pink still the record nerd made good, his gift for melody elevating the dollar bin-diving approach to creation. At only 35, he has already usurped Pink’s Hot Dogs among local color-inclined icons.
Here is a free stream of Problem’s new EP Understand Me, which drops December 10th on iTunes.
Main Attrakionz released a new tape that’s available to stream in its entirety or for purchase on their Bandcamp.
Also check out the video for Mondre’s “Sometimes” that dropped yesterday after the jump.
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Earlier this year, Dam-Funk, Jon Casey, and I rolled around in a rented car through Pasadena (Dam’s old-skool was in the shop). The trip to his old stomping grounds in Northwest Pasadena yielded this story for Pasadena Magazine, and eventually, this nine minute mini-doc which Jon edited and directed. I got the producer credit, mainly so that I could indulge in cliche and tell people that I’m “a producer.”
If you’re interested in where Dam and modern-funk comes from, this takes you back to the genesis. Brookside Park. Sunset Avenue in Pasadena. Poo-Bah Records on Colorado. I hope you enjoy it.
You can stream Dam and Snoop Dogg’s excellent 7 Days of Funk at NPR. Pre-order it here. And if you’re in LA, the record release party is Tuesday night at The Exchange, featuring performances from Dam, Snoop, Peanut Butter Wolf, The Egyptian Lover, Bootsy Collins, and Steve Arrington. So basically the funkiest night of the last decade.