Yo Nashville, what's good? I'm back from the folk festival, but oddly enough, I'm still feeling that folk vibe. (Usually the last thing I want to do after a festival is listen to more music.) Luckily I can indulge whatever weirdness is strumming its way through my noggin and file my column thanks to Jo'shua Odine and his new "In a Park, In the Dark, Pt 1". The video is just that: Odine in a park after the sun sets, laying down his patented acoustic rasta-hop. Odine is one of those artists who doesn't release a lot music and doesn't play a lot of shows, but rather just drifts into the scene and drifts out again, so this is kind of special and you should definitely relish the moment. Really, the dude needs to make a full-length ASAP, but I'm not about to harsh his mellow with my demands.
Now, let's get on to that party and bullshit train and ride it into the sunset.
* Huzzah! Kaby drops the record I always new he had in him! HERE finds the gravel-throated MC gettin' ill on soulful, funky, true-school beats by Nathan Zensen. It's really the perfect fit for his way-faded flow. If you haven't given Kaby a shot before, do it now. If you have, well, I'm guessing that you've already downloaded. Recommended for fans of Gummy Soul, Discoface, hip-hop that sounds like hip-hop.
* When this track came across the transom a couple of days ago, my editor asked if Dee ever takes a day off. I said, "I don't think so." But I was wrong! He totally took a day off this week. But that was only because his engineer had a stomach virus.
* Well, this one caught me off guard . Amber Lin Nicols and Bobby Exodus drop vocals over G.E.D. Soul instrumentals with Black Cat Sylvester showing up to keep it all extra weird. This is some heavy, heavy shit with some epic prog vibes. I demand a full-length.
* And let's close it out with something a bit more upbeat. Fyutch did a Random Access Memories edit and dropped some rhymes over it. It's like a scrapbook for Summer '13, and frankly, Summer '13 has been kicking a lot of ass.
Want me to hear your audio-scrapbook? Send it to cream[at]nashvillescene[dot]com.