DLZMKSBTS- Stuff on my mind

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Here’s a question for you, do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have an itch? Where a part of your body is kinda itchy? Let’s say it’s on the side of your nose, just sitting there or whatever the fuck itches do. And you’re about to itch that itch with your all-powerful, bony, sticky, outy index finger but for some reason you stop mid-move and you decide not to itch it, you decide to just let it linger there cos you know if you let that itch linger there a bit longer the pleasure you get from when you finally itch it, its gonna be immense. See that feeling there? That’s this album an immense itch.

Stuff on my mind by DLZMKSBTS is an ace collection of 10 beats that ebb and flow from tickles to stings and everywhere in between. Opening track Slow Down is built upon a bassline of solid groove, and the high-pitched choir-like melody it is coupled with comes across like the yin and yang of chill. Sparse drums complete the beat nicely and the whole thing builds in you a sense of anticipation of what is yet to come, luckily the rest of the album doesn’t disappoint.

Another Day the second track on the album is the standout for me. The shuffling drums and driving bass are class and a complete antithesis to the rhythm section on the first beat, whilst the melodies created on broken piano-type keys are lovely and placed perfectly throughout. At the end of the song you hear someone mumble “what is an artist?” and ‘you know what? This song is art.

The rest of the album continues in a similar vein of high quality, each beat seems to have a refreshing mix of atmosphere and melody, never sacrificing one for the other. I do have an extreme soft spot for Flat Earth (4D) though, which I described to a friend yesterday as the sound of “chewing on wasps if the wasps were made of ice cream.” And that in itself sums up the whole project. So, if you like your mint choc chip with a bit of Tabasco on the side, then this may well be the tape for you.

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