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Potatohead People - Big Luxury
CD Album
Vinyl LP

Potatohead People

Big Luxury

Bastard Jazz Recordings

Released: 2nd March 2015 | 10 track downtempo album

Working on opposite sides of the landmass we call Canada, Vancouver/Montreal duo Potatohead People (producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical) have been making waves for quite some time with their signature jazzy boom-bap meets boogie inside the bassbin vibes. Called a formidable tandem by OkayPlayer, their sounds have been championed early on by the likes of Kaytranada, Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Pomo, Exmag, Big Boi, and Phife Dawg. After a few early releases on Vancouver based netlabel Jellyfish Recordings, Brooklyn's Bastard Jazz reissued their 2012 landmark Kosmichemusik EP and pressed a 7 released on Valentine's Day 2013. The association landed their song Back To My Sh*t (featuring Frank Nitty of Frank'n'Dank) on a Powerade produced LeBron James documentary and Nick and Astro began working on a debut LP for Bastard Jazz, presented here.

Big Luxury draws from influences disparate as classic jazz, prog rock, disco 90's hop, DJ Shadow-Era downtempo beats, alongside modern influences like the Brainfeeder crew and new electronic sounds coming out of Nick Wisdom's adopted hometown of Montreal. What's resulted is a finely honed, extra buttery album that effortly glides between tempos, but never loses the mood. The album also features a whole host of guest vocalists - J Dilla's younger brother Illa J, legendary Canadian MC Moka Only, New Zealand's Sorceress, and Amalia all provide contributions to the sounds within. Big Luxury is a velvety ride through vibes and a magnificent debut for these talented young Canadians.

"With backgrounds rooted in two distinct and diverse cities, Potatohead People's musical output is strangely cohesive and honeyed. Broke the Pen is just a spoonful of the album's sophisticated sweetness."
Thump (track premiere)
"An eminently listenable and tasty bundle of tracks"
"This is your soundtrack for peak activity as well as the mellow comedown."