Today’s track of the day holds my attention in a vast sea of innovative to mundane electronic music. For those of you who are ’90s hip-hop fans, reminiscing on the days of J Dilla, Jurassic 5, and Tribe, though it’s not a literal interpretation, this track will warm your memories and possibly expand the way you see hip-hop and its influences today.
What sets a producer apart from his peers? His or her ability to adapt, experiment, embrace the talents of others, and weave them into layered, intricate work capable of carrying the mind elsewhere. David Sugalski, The Polish Ambassador
, is both a risk-taker and a collaborator who embodies these abilities. Though I’ve yet to see him live myself, I’ve heard from friends countless times that his live sets are very individual; he keeps performances fresh through use of both computers, midi instruments, and musical collaborations. In “Let the Rhythm Just,” The Polish Ambassador enlists the talents of Mr. Lif, a Boston-based hip-hop artist known for his political lyrics, and soul singer Ayla Nereo to create a jazzy hip-hop number with rhythmic and musical vocals.
You can listen & download the entirety of The Polish Ambassador’s new album, Pushing Through the Pavement
at a name-your-price
cost. Admittedly, I’m a new fan. I didn’t understand the hype until this album came out in early June of this year; Pushing Through the Pavement
is an exploration of sounds, slowly revealing its dimensions with each listen. TPA is currently on tour promoting his new album, and he’s got more than music in mind:
This October, The Polish Ambassador is touring with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to major cities across the United States. The tour will provide educational presentations and workshops at Polish Ambassador shows in big concert venues and community spaces and facilitate project builds at urban farms & gardens and sustainable living centers. Through a focus on community organizing and earth based practices, the tour will empower people with tools for bringing about a regenerative way of living.” (SOURCE: permacultureaction.org)
Follow TPA’s tour blog here!