Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: brainorchestra x Sugar Cane Davis “9 5 / 9 1”

                The way you listen to music and the way that you hear hip hop in general is about to change.   “9 5 / 9 1” is a good old fashioned split cassette between two artists who are showing off what beats can do.

                On the first side, we have brainorchestra, who executes audio samples just as easily as verse flow that would be compared on a commercial level to someone such as Jay Z.     Horns do make an experience at well, which brings up the always underrated Wrecks N Effect for comparison purposes (Sure, maybe they are known for one or two songs, but so much of their catalog is just so solid)    The overall feel of brainorchestra is not so much that it sounds like DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, but it does have that summer fresh vibe to it where you want to put it in your car, roll down the windows and drive real slow while listening to it.

                The flip side offers up Sugar Cane Davis, who is his own version of beats that can be instrumental as well.   There are these somewhat spoken word parts in the background, but still, the instrumental flow remains.   Right off the bat, this reminds me of Black Sheep, and then for reasons I cannot explain as I listen to it more and more I am reminded of Onyx.   (The non-“Slam” stuff) 

                Between the two of these artists, you are going to get a lot of beats and there is a serious tone to this to let you know that neither of them is really just messing around, but it is also a whole lot of fun.   It is something that is just so easily and instantly enjoyable to listen to that I cannot imagine not listening to it. 

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