One of my personal faves, Love & Light will always hold a special place in my memory.
Been following their work for a lil’ while now and they’ve been featured here on this blog on numerous ocassions.
Now, it comes as no surprise that they’ve just been signed up by the xcellent Simplify label and released a killa “Must Have” Crunk Funk EP of epic proportions.
These boyz are going to go on to huge things I think.
Here’s what the Press Release says:
Six months ago, DJ/Producers Probiotik and 4centers teamed up to become Love & Light. Both reared in Reno, Nevada, the two were active participants/promoters of desert rave parties in the early 00’s and both were inspired by the vibrant festival culture of the West Coast. So this year the two joined forces and went about creating some serious noise online with their original productions and remixes.
Astonishingly, having only been up for 6 months, their Soundcloud page has received over 100,000 plays. Their bootlegs of Deadmau5’s Ghosts ‘N Stuff and The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby caught the attention of the blogosphere, and collaborations with Marty Party and online sensation Stephen Jacobs will only further work to spread the notoriety of this outstanding production duo.
For their initial release for Simplify, Love & Light go galactic gangster with their signature brand of laser crunk. Each tune here’s unique, yet cohesive in feel and production value. All four of these tunes have that funky sunrise on the playa vibe that will have the feathers and leather crowd going crazy once they come back indoors this fall.
On Life, the duo crafts a funky stomper, incorporating crisp, layered handclaps, soaring synths, and just enough whomp to make it kick.
With Neon Whomp Sauce, the duo take a more subdued approach, focusing more on a fat-assed future hop bounce beat to keep the kids kicking up dust in the desert.
On Crunk Junkee, Light open with a playful 8-bit feel, incorporating vocal samples and a funky horn section as the tune builds. Once in full swing, rich production value is on showcase as thick bass and crisp, metallic drums lead a heavy funk outro.
Rounding out the four-pack is Squish City, a heavy funk hopper. Bangin’ kick drums and thick bass are lead along by a light piccolo synth, drawing the beat towards sunrise and beyond.
Crunk Junkee EP Teaser!
02 Neon Thwomp Sauce
03 Squish City
04 Crunk Junkee
Take a listen to some of their brilliant previous work/bootlegs too: