The sun is out (a bit) and Can You Hear This has been bombarding you with reasons to get drunk and dance in the sun so it seems about time for some capital-F funk from the man with a bass, Thundercat
One of the main exponents of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, is a master of all things bass, funky and soulful. His debut album ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse’ saw him delve into his geeky love of trashy 80s animation and synth-led fusion, culminating in an excellent record that brought the sounds of fusion into a bit more of a palatable package.
The second track to be released from his follow-up, ‘Oh Sheit It’s X’ is a muscular and euphoric quest of hedonistic disco proportions (in case you didn’t realise the song is about the wonders of a certain party drug). Just as Daft Punk have suddenly become ‘cool’ and Nile Rodgers is getting some of the acclaim he deserved in the 70s and 80s, Thundercat keeps rolling along producing good vibes and some excellent, excellent bass playing.