Funky New Single Offers Glimpse Into Quazedelic's World
"I want you to free your mind right now." This is one of Quazedelic's first lines on "Reach Out," the second track to be released off his forthcoming solo debut, Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld, and appears to be Quaze's credo both in music and in life. The song effortlessly combines his talents, highlighting his ability to blend singing and rapping along with his signature, funky production style.
The song may be, for many, the first glimpse into an all-Quazedelic track. Where his last single, featuring Snoop Dogg (Quaze was briefly signed to Snoop's Doggystyle Records in 2001 and has been collaborating with the West Coast legend ever since) wasa funk-infused hip-hop song, "Reach Out" is more straightforward in its approach. Clearly taking cues from some of Quaze's funkier idols, including George Clinton and Bootsy Collins (both of whom he has worked with, along with rappers ranging from Redman to Daz Dillinger), the cut features a propulsive bass line and shimmering keys, complimented by ethereal background vocals. "Reach Out" lives up to its name by acting as an extended hand, bringing the listener into Quazedelic's world.
Quazedelic's Stan Sly: Anuthaworld will be available October 5th via Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Declaime's SomeOthasShip Connect.
Trek Life Pays Homage To The Past, Looks To The Future With Latest Single
Following the official release of his sophomore LP, Everything Changed Nothing, Trek Life serves up an inspiring aftertaste with new single, "Ready to Live." A cathartic expression through rhyme, Trek uses the track, which serves as the album's first song, to pay homage to loved ones lost and the infinite future to be found. "Life is hard man/ No life is easy/ No life is exactly what you make it/ Believe me," professes the young emcee. Providing an unassuming quality to the LP, "Ready to Live" is a standout track that highlights Trek's most genuine emotions and adept word painting abilities.
The beat, produced by D.C. native Oddisee evokes a level of imagery in it's own right. Adorned with a layering of deep synthetic undertones, an acoustic piano, and penetrating drum loops the track creates an introspective soundscape for the emcee's inspired lyrical content. On the motivation behind the song Trek says, "it was inspired by the first day we took my daughter to the beach in L.A. It was one of those moments that I felt like everything was all good and seeing her experience new things made me realize that there's nothing in life that I can ever complain about. I try to focus on the good things and realize that life is what you make it."