Boomkat Product Review:
Richly expressive Detroit house from The Godson, Rick Wilhite, ov 3 Chairs and Rotating Assembly fame, for Moodymann’s Mahogani Music.
The master of ruggedly soulful, psychedelically enriched and abstract house music stretches out at his trippy best here, stoking the deepest jazz spirits for a varied 4-tracker ranging from hauntingly dream-like to hypnotic house on a 20 year follow-up to his previous platter on Mahogani Music sister label, KDJ.
On the first disc he impresses with the paradoxical combo of banging kicks and nagging loops offset with icy cool Rhodes riffage and deep Basic Channel dub chords on ‘Xanadu 3.0’, before pushing up the tempo and the weirdness with ’Sonar Funk’, an entrancing mesh of lush yet modest jazz and kicking techno hustle that’s doing weird things to our head right now.
However, with the 2nd plate he brings the party vibe on a rolling ‘Cosmic Soup’ re-do of Moodymann’s ‘Technologystolemyvinyle’ featuring Amp Fiddler and KDJ up in it, before socking the soul punch of ‘Is It Because I’m Black’, a ruggedly infectious flip of Detroit’s Folson & Tate bound for uncomfortable sing-a-longs.