Boomkat Product Review:
Afrofuturist IG Culture throws down four jazzy broken beat hustles on KC the Funkaholic’s Earthbound music
Originally realised for a sci-fi theatre production, now available for your DJing and dancing needs, IG’s first Likwid Continual Space Motion EP turns out a classic West London sound knitting aspects of jazz, Afrobeat, dub, funk and house in soulful syncopation.
A-side gets busy with live sax, wavy synths and coiled percussion in a style of West African/West London futurism, while ‘Frequency’ chucks Sun Ra-like piano lines and brassy swagger into the mix. On the other side, he sweeps in with Alice Coltrane-like keys before the super rude bass takes hold on a nimble 2.1-step, and ‘The Box’ calls back the Rasta spaceship vibe on a simmerign, percolated slow/fast bustle.