These guys know how to bring the groove. The latest brilliant release from Los Angeles based cassette label MJMJ Records is a pretty refreshing breath of air from all of the other electronic garbage you hear all over the radio these days.
Gabriel Berrios, aka TREE HOPPING from Gainesville, Florida, begins the album with the infectious “Everglades Glitter Dark”. Soaked in reverb, Berrios’ tropical groove gets the party started quite easily. It’s really hard not to enjoy this.
Fayetteville, Arkansas based MESSY SPARKLES begins their half of the album with “New Blessings” (which is also the opener to the MJMJ records’ comp, Back in Bizniss) and it’s one damn great song. Self described as “sloppy”, it’s nowhere near that. Their side of the album presents a joyous arousal of fun, and your ears will be thankful later.
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