Buscrates, aka Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Orlando Marshall, releases his two-track 7-inch single, “Internal Dialogue,” via Bastard Jazz. And immediately, know that it is ultra succulent.
Buscrates’ sound fuses influences from 90s hip-hop and 80s electronic funk, as evidenced by the booming percussion and bouncy basslines of the Minimoog in its productions.
He works locally and sometimes internationally, either behind a pair of 45 rpm turntables or working his trusty Roland SP-404SX sampler and various other small portable gadgets on one of his beat sets. A few of his production credits include Phonte & Eric Roberson, Wiz Khalifa and the late great Mac Miller.
“Internal Dialogue” opens with a mid-tempo beat comprised of crisp percussion and a fat bassline, resulting in a mellow boogie joint accented by tasty Moog textures, dazzling ARP strings and syncopated chords from clavinet, giving the tune a creamy flow topped by percolating and continuous leitmotifs.
While “Early Morning” travels over shimmering low tones atop a hard-hitting bass drum, infusing the beat with a luscious 90s neo-soul beat. Layers of soft, shimmering tones glide gently overhead, imbuing the overtones with slow, sultry coloring, intertwining to form silky, shimmery, paisley-like surfaces.
Buscrates is on the rise! “Internal Dialogue” delivers classy funk that’s bright and sexy, dripping with polished bursts of sound.
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