Toro Y Moi has given us a few late Christmas presents, sharing four previously unreleased tracks to Soundcloud for our listening pleasure. Each of the raw tracks are under 2 minutes long and have a lush quality to them with their own rich hip-hop beats.
Though Couplegirls stops short, it leaves you wanting more. With short vocal clips slid over the top of a smooth hip-hop beat, real name Chaz Bundick has made a one minute song more than worthy of a listen. It’s chaotic, but leaves you wanting so much more.
4-5-12b and 3-4-12b were a part of 2013’s Lyin (Pt. 1-4). However, they are both very different. 4-5-12b maintains a strong synth and a light electro sound. 3-4-12b has a funky twist, providing a distorted and droning cut that isn’t anywhere near as long as we would like it. Just as it feels like it’s about to take off, it ends abruptly and probably leaving you mid-dance move.
The final track 2-1-12b is slightly longer than the others. The sound can only be described as fusion of hip-hop and jazz, with a delicious blend of drums and saxophone.
Toro Y Moi released other projects in 2015, What For? and Samantha. After a big year, it’s great to hear him finishing it off with some new music. He will be in the country over New Year’s Eve for the Falls and Southbound festivals, as well as a few sideshows, and is definitely an act you’ll not want to miss!
Falls Festival dates:
Lorne, VIC: Dec 28, 2015 0 Jan 01, 2016 in Lorne, VIC (Relocated to Mount Duneed Estate, VIC)
Marion Bay, TAS: Dec 29, 2015 – Jan 01, 2016 (All ages)
Byron Bay, NSW: Dec 31, 2015 – Jan 03, 2016
Check out the official website for more details.