Lofi heavyweights Mr.Käfer and Phlocalyst are restructuring the metaphysics of a jazz thing - to quote Gang Starr's genre-defining classic „Jazz Thing“ from 1990. The fusion of hip-hop and jazz has come a long way but there are still new routes to explore and new stories to tell. Mr.Käfer and Phlocalyst are adding their own chapter to the saga with their collaborative album „Now / Again“ to be released via Melting Pot Music. The vibe of the 12 tracks is chill. The kicks, snares and basslines are crisp but releaxed. Wrapped up in warm melodic layers and led by the distinctive sound of Phlocalyst's horn.
The Flemish producer grew up in Ghent and relocated to Munich where he plays in a classic orchestra - a rather uncommon day-job for a a lofi producer with more than 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Mr.Käfer was born in Salzburg -the hometown of Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart and Crack Ignaz – to an Austrian mother and and and Algerian father. Today he lives in Cologne. In his music he fuses influences from boom-bap to jazz to traditional North-African music.
The album artwork was created by Cologne-based artist Giza One. “Now / Again“ will be available on LP, Digital and as LP + Print Bundle.
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released September 17, 2021
All tracks produced by Mr. Käfer & Phlocalyst.
Trumpet on all tracks by Phlocalyst.
Guitar on “Cloudscapes” by Sátyr.
All tracks mixed by Mr. Käfer.
Mastered by Roe Beardie.
Artwork by Giza One.
Cat No: MPM 308
Artist: Mr. Käfer & Phlocalyst
Titel: Now / Again
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