Sensibly Fresh Mix: Potatohead People Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy
We’re sliding into the weekend with some velvety smooth tunes courtesy of Vancouver’s Potatohead People. With major support from the likes of Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Pomo, Exmag, Big Boi, DJ Spinna, and more, Potatohead People continue to enrich their ever-growing legend. After a quiet three years since their debut album Grand Luxury, the Vancouver duo has returned with their highly anticipated sophomore effort, Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy.
Comprised of Nick Wisdom and Astrological, Potatohead People have an undeniably authentic and innovative sound that blends J Dilla inspired 90’s hip-hop with cutting-edge electronic influences. A truly fascinating nexus of genres, the twosome’s sound is a refreshing mingling of classic funk, smooth R&B and atmospheric electronic. The12-track album is stacked with collaborators including J Dilla’s brother Illa J, K-Maxx, Anderson Paak and MNDSGN collaborator N
Lover’s of both hip-hop and new aged electronic will fall in love with this debonair release. Overtones of jazz and blues interplay fluidly with downtempo and future bass accents. The balance and juxtaposition are no more apparent than on “All Alone” featuring Illa J and “Rituals“. While the former harkens back to the grit of golden age hip-hop the latter is a bold exploration into the sonic complexities of electronic music.
The album has effortless style and a classic heartbeat that enchants the listener and leaves us begging for more of this full-bodied offering. The Canadian duo’s mesmerizing approach is definitely not the norm in today’s hip-hop and electronic landscapes, which makes it all the more enticing.
Be sure to check out the mix below also from the talented duo and be sure you have Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy bumping all weekend.