Asher Roth, who started as a young white college rapper, is back, and he surprised the hell out of me, years ago, one of the firsts posts of this blog was about his ‘Pabst & Jazz’ album, an excellent crossover between rap and jazz, i know, sounds odd. If you haven’t listened to it, you should. Now 2014 is back with ‘RetroHash’, this time goes all the way down to funky road, melodic songs with a great 70’s disco flavor. It feels right to insert a rap into an Earth Wind & Fire’s song, don’t you think?
It is clear he es more than a rapper, so I think we should keep an eye on him…
Now is all about nostalgia, producers are fighting to get that retro sound we could think came on a DeLorean, and I guess it is normal, we were on the edge of listening to songs created by automatic software, like a music business’ skynet.
So here’s where The Black Keys came, seven albums later, Turn Blue, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, delivers an authentic blues-rock work, like every single one of the records were their first one, never took that road to big studios, elaborate productions, guess they never met TImbaland. And 12 years later they are still making me enjoy every single riff, beat and solo.
So go ahead, tell your old man there’s a modern rock band they’ll love. I did, and my dad loves The Black Keys.
Album goes on May 13th, so go ahead and buy it, grab some beers and listen to it with your old man!!