Producer/DJ King Britt and science fiction singer/producer Rucyl are doing their level best to bring something good back to the world of trip hop. Combined Voltron-like to form Saturn Never Sleeps, the two first got together to create an installation based around Sun Ra and have since transformed into a curated monthly event, a label, a duo, and now a full length LP. Sultry grooves for the late night minded.
i received an email entitled “5 Electronic Songs from CIRC.” That pretty much sums it up. These are jams that operate in a different time-space continuum than the one i’m used to, possibly one where they groove underwater, Wiggles-the-Worm-like, but fortunately, that alternate universe clearly freaks the funk, too. i particularly dig this track because it reminds me of Led Zepplin’s “Poor Tom” for some reason, but you can’t really go wrong with any of these. The free price tag certainly doesn’t hurt, either.
i’ve had the damnedest time trying to figure out where to appropriately post about Guarco. He’s not exactly beat (“Creeds in the Sky”), not quite Latin pop (“Monster”), not specifically reggae (“Immigration Papers”), but a true amalgam of about a dozen different genres. Bottom line, though, the tunes are good and definitely wide ranging.