Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Next Big Thing Alert: Chin Chin

Funky, soulful(/soul-filled/soul-fueled) baby-making music is back, people (though, does it ever really go away?). We're gonna go 'head and give sole credit to Danger Mouse for singlehandedly resurrecting the spirit of Ike Turner, and therefore this current movement.

The latest arbiters of Funk are Brooklyn trio Chin Chin, whose eponymous full-length debut dropped a coupla weeks ago on Def Jux. While at heart a trio - guitarist Jeremy Wilms, keyboardist Wilder Zoby, and drummer Torbitt Schwartz - Chin Chin has many friends that often propel the band into Funkadelic or JB's formations. The resulting sound is somewhere between soul, hip-hop, lounge, and acid jazz, and it's everywhere around groovy.

Comparisons to other artists are inevitable in the blogosphere, so here goes: the same way Kanye West and Daft Punk joined forces, imagine Gnarls Barkley and Air getting together to do Steely Dan covers produced by Pharrell Williams. In fact, it'll be interesting to see if the new N.E.R.D. album due out this summer results in even more attention for Chin Chin and similar bands.

MP3: "Miami"

Video: "Appetite"

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