Yes,Thundercat, we want the funk! With the frenzy of music releases so far in 2015, you’re bound to miss out on a gem. I’ll take Thundercat’s The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam as the gem I’ve been missing, although it currently sits in my iPod, just waiting to be played. But, stumbling upon this track via the internet has shown me the light and the EP will be spun today for the car ride. As if I wasn’t already convinced of the infamous bass player and producer’s greatness on a few of my favorite albums, “Them Changes” solidifies every reason as to why I’m a fan of his music.
Welcomed by a face-scrunching bass line, followed by a smooth melody almost reminiscent of Bootsy Collins, Thundercat grabs your attention as soon as you press play. Word of advice: If it’s a sunny day where you are right now, let this one ride out. Maybe on repeat for good measure.
If you’re loving what you hear above, get into the rest of The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam and purchase it here.