Looking for good music this time of year is weird. Between the ending/beginning of years, overeating, getting snowed in, resolving, low-level colds, and everything in between, I haven’t really found a ton of brand new musics that hit me right in that place and make me go uhhh (no Master P).
So here’s what I did: I dipped back into 2010, aka the First Year of our Kanye, for some music that does the double duty of a) being the uhhhh quality and b) fits the somewhat distaff mood of the time. And fuck it, it just feels like the world needs something that feels new, even if it came out last August.
The artist is Suzi Analogue, a Maryland-born, Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter who is about as far from the coffeeshops as that title can allow. Ms. Analogue pulls together a mix of plinky synths, drums that range from dusty true school beats to analogue (doi) drum and bass, and a variety of digital squiggles and washes to create a loping, searching sound.
Bunch of musics for you: firstly, she dropped a holiday mixtape with Art of Reuse (albeit with only one of her songs on it), “A Thriftmas Carol,” which you can download right here.
Next up is her most complete work to date, Nnxtape. It’s a good mix, and well worth some time in your rotation.
And finally, check the 3-track release with West Coast beatmongers Klipmode, which officially wrecks the house.