The Brainfeeder show at The Music Box on June 23rd was an audio, visual and vibrational experience. The room had so much resonating energy that it became tangible, you could see and feel it. Scanning through the sea of people was just as amazing to watch as the actual performance. The majority represents a youthful spirit that has completely embraced the evolving Brainfeeder sub-culture. It’s interesting to see how their response to the music has them fully immersed, barely keeping it in their own skin.
Teebs started the night off with some light, translucent vibe, a feeling similar to the one expressed in his
paintings. Samiyam kept it raw and classic, dropping some new tracks from his recent LP, Sam Baker’s Album. Gaslamp Killer is just plain mad. You see the music overtake him and his performance is always interactive. Thundercat’s fingers seamlessly fly through his five-string bass, melding harmonic chords and free flowing bass lines. You can hear his jazz and rock influence, creating a fusion sound that is truly unique. His duet with Austin Peralta on the keys was a quality display of musicianship and a nice breath of fresh air. We look forward to his highly anticipated LP, The Golden Age of Apocalypse to be released at the end of August. Flying Lotus completes the circle. He takes you on a musical journey weaving through light and dark, taking its own direction and still somehow making its way back to a peaceful space in the soul. To name a few, Galaxy in Janaki, Melt, Zodiac Shit, and Do The Astral Plane, were some connecting moments.
Much respect to the Brainfeeder crew, Coleman for the fine editing job, Wyldeflower, Mochilla, and Fusicology.
Position- Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Musician, Collaborator
Series- Definitive Moments
Music- MeLo-X "ExtraSolarLove" off more Merch
Location- Beauty Bar Chicago Ave
Like many artist of this time, I was introduced to MeLo-X via the 2dopeboyz.com. Maxwell's Black Summers night had just came out and I didn't think it was possible for me to love the album anymore than I did. Until I downloaded the interpretation of Black Summers Night by MeLo-X. He opened ceiling space and ousted limitations within music and creation. Since then he has released many other project and they have been consistent with my first experience of his work. A week ago MeLo-X visited Chicago's Beauty Bar and I wanted to work with him to create a visual to the intro of his project "More Merch". He was down to do it right after the show. This made my whole week that much better. Staying connected to the people is what inspires me to be definitive.
Slowing down a definitive moment in a day captivates sincere moments of detail. Juxtaposing detail and simplicity leaves room for complexity.