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Potatohead People - Big Luxury
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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"
Okayplayer
"This is your soundtrack for peak activity as well as the mellow comedown."
Indieshuffle