Backwoods TOTD: Chachuba – “Janitor Millionaire”
After the recent release of their sophomore album, Can’t Escape the Fluid, Chachuba has emerged as an experienced four piece band that specializes in jamtronica. Hailing from Chicago, Chachuba consists of Nate Beitzz on bass, Sean DiCosola on keyboard/synth, Paul Feinstein on drums, and Jimmy Klimek on guitar. Listening to Chachuba is like going on an interstellar adventure through dimensions of time and space. Melodic guitar riffs, synths, and funky beats lay down the foundation for the mind to wander.
“Janitor Millionaire“ begins with dialogue that, in my opinion, describes how watching live music effects the body and mind. The narrator reflects on the atmosphere of serenity and sense of wonder on the dance floor, but most importantly he recalls the selfless connection among listeners. As an avid concertgoer, I can attest to the interconnection of a captivated audience. The chiming synths in the background and an echoing voice transform the track into something otherworldly — a mysterious place of wonder.
After a heady introduction, the track gains momentum with a pulsing jam that energizes the body. The synths further this progression by raising the soul higher with an ethereal quality. Chachuba excels at activating both the mind and body for a holistic experience of their music. “Janitor Millionaire” provides an excellent example of the playful mix of jam and electronic aspects that makes jamtronica bands such a crowd pleaser. Because let’s be honest, this track just makes you want to smile and dance!
The instrumental nature of the track allows the listener to travel through their own consciousness. A somewhat lengthy track of eight minutes gives Chachuba the opportunity to showcase their improvisation skills. Their jamming expertise combined with a funky guitar and driving rhythm transcends our earthly existence. Towards the end of “Janitor Millionaire,” the tracks slows into a spaced out jam that leaves the listener wondering, “Where am I?” This is how we know Chachuba has successfully placed under their spell and left in a trance wanting more.
Be sure to check out Chachuba at Backwoods Music Festival in Stroud, Oklahoma on September 1st-5th. Tickets are still available here. Sensible Reason has a lot of love for Backwoods and can’t wait to catch all the great sets in store for us in September.