Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Relistening :: Shafiq Husayn - En'-A-Free-Ka EP [2009]


Earlier this month I stumbled upon this EP released back in 2009 entitled, En'-A-Free-Ka, by L.A.'s free spirit, Shafiq Husayn. Husayn has done works with Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and Jay Electronica to say the least; so when it comes to making music without boundaries, he by all means is not a stranger. The 7-track EP falls into a beautifully spacious atmosphere of limitless content and structure that is ever so indulging and brilliant. Flying Lotus' remix of Husayn's, 'Evil Man', has galloping basslines that subdue themselves into a mind-bending cathedral of galactic star ringers and peculiar time frames that are just out of this world. FlyLo takes it up, up, and away; far from the original. The EP's middle track, 'Jungle Booking', moves and grooves with broken jazzy ditties and randomly spoken samples from around the world showcasing a universal medium of all sound. It's just too good. Purchase and stream the whole EP over at the Plug Research label.

Shafiq Husayn - Evil Man (Flying Lotus Remix)
Shafiq Husayn - Jungle Booking
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Previously :: Relistening :: Quiet Village - Silent Movie [2008]

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