"A juggernaut of a tune powered by a melody that will not leave your head for days."
Love the backing cooked up by Gwop Sullivan here — murky but crisp, rippling with congos that sound good enough to be touched by the hand of Master Henry Gibson. Tight and fat beat, two-note bassline, tons of space, tons of percussion — grand to hear Grand Daddy I.U back (anyone remember 'Smooth Assassin' from 1990? You should) and spitting with the nonchalant grace and stealth of a true legend. 'P.I.M.P: Paper Is My Priority' is the album that drops soon and if 'Sasquatch Feet' is anything to go by it should be worth checking out.
A journeyman producer, who has called a number of labels home since bobbing up on the scene in 2009, drops a tight little two-tracker plus remixes on this L.A. label. Think bass-loaded, chunky knit drums and a smattering of treated key action and you’re on point. Both ‘Semibreves’ and ‘Green Grass’ are solid DJ tools. But check Timo Maas’s remix, who really pulls and extends the low-end wob to superb effect.
'The Good Fight' is Oddisee's soon-come album and 'That's Love' is the lead single off it. You can almost feel summer being beckoned forth in the grooves, the undulating Roy Ayers suppleness, the squashy Hammond organ, the bubbly Stevie-style keyboards, the insistence of the repetition. O himself drops some beautifully measured, fearlessly honest rhymes about the myriad insanities and torturous self-flaggelation of love and its aftermath. A hip-hop track about love that actually leaves you, through sheer dint of charm and warmth, feeling unfeasibly warmed up, even in England. Superb.