- Mon, 2011-01-31 14:49
Artist: Lunice & The Jealous Guys Track: Bus Stop Jazz Release: Out Now Label: Southern Hospitality & 24KMilkCrate
The name Lunice has been cropping up all over the shop in recent months. A young producer from Montreal, he’s been wowing onlookers with his versatility and skills, dropping tracks and remixes spanning the musical genres from future-funk to splintered electronica. Now he has further demonstrated the breadth of his talent, producing a stunning track of golden-era hip hop for The Jealous Guys, two up-and-coming emcees from San Francisco.
A sample of smooth, laid-back jazz piano provides the track’s backbone, over which a softly-muted trumpet calls out, providing a wistful bed for Ayinde and Biz y Casa to rhyme over. Both rappers are impeccable as they drop story-telling verses in conversational tones, delivering complex lyrical rhythms in a way that makes them sound easy, and the combination of their confidence and Lunice’s production makes Bus Stop Jazz sound like a forgotten early nineties classic.