Coultrain has not been a stranger to the annals of URB, and we are proud to offer up the World Premiere of his latest audio-visual masterpiece, A Gem Iza Jewel. Fresh off dropping his much anticipated sophomore release, Jungle Mumbo Jumbo, onto our collective consciousness, Coultrain drops the first of three video installments from album.
KNNY FRSH of Frsh Slcts collaborated with Coultrain on the piece and states, “A Gem Iza Jewel” is the first in a trio of interpretative videos from Jungle Mumbo Jumbo. For this initial installment, we focused on themes of mysticism, the enchantment of women & the illusion of ownership, through a performance …
“Disgustingly good.” These were the first words to cross the review table, when we dropped the EP in office. Brussles-based emcee/singer/producer 72 Soul’s Fool’s Play EP is breezy, fresh, atmospheric soul with a touch of class and just enough vintage reverence to give it real legs amongst music and art aficionados.
Yes, we included art aficionados in that statement.
Alongside 72 Soul’s musical collaborations with producers, LuiGi (of duo MonkeyRobot) and Akello Light, the EP stands as a cross-media creative work. Through the use of a successful indie-gogo campaign, 72 Soul teamed with director Eric Boni to create a short film to accompany an extremely limited vinyl pressing.
The EP features 4 original tracks with some interlude play from Godard’s Pierrot …
URB Favorite (& NEXT contender) and MTV Buzzworthy artist, Jarell Perry, has managed to succeed where so many artists have tried and failed — produce a cover that is just as good as the original. Inspired by indie-electronica wunderkin, Semi Precious Weapons, Perry’s cover of Aviation High takes the track to new heights (no pun intended).
While maintaining the original’s idea and intent, Hassan’s deft production refinement of the track’s ‘Big Room’ sound is pushed ever further by Jarell’s signature soulful modulations. It is just the right ‘twist’ provided by the duo that from what we at URB hear, got the folks behind Semi Precious Weapons to call the track ‘gorgeous.’
Released as a precursor to his debut full-length, Simple Things, on March 18, Aviation High …