⑄ Conflict of A Man ⑄
From the abstract mind of drummer (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Christian Scott and Robert Glasper) Jamire William comes the debut EP by his band, Erimaj.
The album title track, the loungey, film-noir-esque ‘Conflict of A Man‘, is what we would call the perfect jazz, RnB, a nu-soul hybrid laced with hypnotic hip-hop beats, blending yearning male RnB vocals with an insatiable groove. A futuristic, soulful vibe with a weird keyboard twang that comes down on the beat of a slow-snapping snare mixed with cinematic strings.
This is the proper way to pull off melding small touches of 70s jazz-funk, 90s R&B, ’00s neo-soul, frenetic hip-hop jazz beat of the modern era, and still sound ahead of the curve.
RIYL: Robert Glasper Experiment, Frank Ocean, The RH Factor, Dwele, Amp Fiddler