Probcause & Lembo Release Vintage 5-Track EP “Way Up” on Lowtemp Records
Gramatik’s Lowtemp imprint has storied reputation of putting forth some of the most consciously invigorating and musically adept releases in all of electronic music. Constantly pushing the envelope and unearthing incredible talent, Lowtemp continues to bring together some of the dopest names in the game. Chicago’s innovative wordsmith, ProbCause continues to cruise from one exciting project to the next and is now teaming up with super talented duo out of New Orleans, Lembo. The trio recently dropped their joint Way Up EP on Lowtemp and it is definitely worth checking out.
In recent years ProbCause has become known for reaching well beyond the boundaries of hip-hop. He can casually jump from electronic to funk, from R&B to classic boom-bap gritty rap, and still retain the unique ability to make one reminisce with his captivating storytelling. This incredible versatility pairs perfectly with Lembo’s top-notch musicianship. The 5-track EP is a delicious serving of funk, hip-hop, glitch-hop and sultry vibes as well. Ideal for lounging with the crew by the pool but also tailor-made for ripping up festival stages Way Up brings an undeniably uplifting energy.
Bangers like “Take Me Higher” and “Don’t Look Down” show off the trio’s ability to enthuse and incite while smoother tunes like “All On Me,” “Coffee,” and “Havera are absolutely spell-bindingly jazzy and absurdly soulful. The trio enjoyed working together so much they started putting together more delicious music, somewhere on the crossroads between hip hop, R ‘n B, and EDM. The first result was a single, “Don’t Look Down,” released this June. They are now back with a 5-track EP, ‘Way Up,’ that comes just in time for summer. Tracks like, are destined to brighten up everybody’s “Chillin by the pool” playlists, but make no mistake – they will just as easily rock the festival crowds anywhere they are played.
Following some huge collaborations with Gramatik, the Chicago native blended his hometown’s past and present on the exquisite LP, Drifters, released on Lowtemp in 2015. A number of big singles and collabs later he put out a superb EP titled, ‘Distractions’ in 2017, and on this release, he first joined forces with Lembo who produced the title track. Members of the young producer/guitarist duo from New Orleans, Paul Provosty and Logan Sellers, had both done a few solo projects in the past, but when they decided to join forces there was an immediate connection, and ever since then they have been successfully bringing old-school funky vibes to a modern setting.