December 10, 2011

V4YS Album Review - BadBadNotGood - BBNG

Students in the jazz practice of Humber Toronto University , the three young musicians of Hip-Hop/jazz trio BadBadNotGood are starting to make a name for themselves following some quality mixtapes & music videos as well as several first parts shows like their performance introducing Roy Ayers concert at the Toronto NuJazz Festival last month.
Available for free on their Bandcamp page, their first demo-album BBNG carries a few great jazz/groove cuts cleraly reminiscent of artists like Jay Dilla or Robert Glasper's Experiment project. The band actually explicitely blinks at these two with a cover of Dilla's classic Fall In Love and an outro sampling a recent Robert Glasper interview. As you can expect when mentionning these kinds of references the demo is full of great Rhodes/Korg keyboards vibes supported by an extremely groovy drumming & bass rythmic frame.
If this self-produced recording obviously lacks a bit post-production effort, it nevertheless conveys a healthy dose of energy which is particularly promessing and makes them one of the young "jazz-hop" band in the making to follow in 2012.
Next projects may include some collaborations with MCs such as the recent live video recording of a track with rapper Tyler The Creator.

Below my favorite track, the super groovy  The World Is Yours / Brooklyn Zoo :

Full album streming and download on their bandcamp page :

Retrouvez cette chronique en français sur le site WeGoFunk !

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