〣 Social Life 〣
It’s not often that drummers get to take centre stage. Even though they provide one of the most important elements — the beat — to a good song, it’s rare that they get to shine the spotlight on themselves. Unless you’re Jamire Williams, that is…
Released in 2012, the reissued ERIMAJ’s Conflict of a Man album sounds as fresh as when it came out. Their track, ‘Social Life‘, a laid-back and cruisy jazz, RnB, nu-soul hybrid features laconic, anguished yet soulful male vocals over a sparkling, ringing guitar, a deep rhythmical bass line and snapping snare melding small touches of 70s jazz-funk, 90s RnB, ’00s neo-soul.
ERIMAJ, composed of Williams, trombonist/keyboardist/co-leader Corey King, bassist Vicente Archer and guitarist Matthew Stevens, has taken the reigns for change in music today. Their music is so vast, it can’t be called jazz, R&B or even alternative, and that’s the way they want it.
RIYL: Robert Glasper Experiment, The RH Factor, Dwele, Amp Fiddler