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[BNB 015] Natural Self - The Sound
BREAKIN BREAD, the UK's only funk and hip hop label, returns to the 7" format for another foray into the world of funk and breaks.
Natural Self has already released one 7" for the label under the name Keno 1.
Alongside, The Hermit (aka Nostalgia 77) he released the iconic Heavy Heavy (BNB 011) single which turned the heads of funk and drums addicts the world over.
Other Natural Self product out there includes a number of acclaimed 7"s on Tru Thoughts.
The man has now produced a whole albums worth of material and this 7" is the first release on the road to that album.
It is safe to say that the man has his own sound and the world needs to hear what he can do.
He has produced a hybrid of many musical styles with hip hop and funk at it's centre. It's instrumental, atmospheric, layered and very visual, but we don't really want to put a name on his sound.
The main elements are hard drums, mad percussion and all sorts of instruments thrown into the mix. The production style is left of centre but he also incorporates live music into the mix.
This first 7" is a perfect way to get to know Natural Self's music.
A "The Sound"
This is a good introduction to his percussion and rhythm. From a sparse start this track builds through layers of drums, percussion and saxophone.
This is a great dancefloor track that is bound to keep people happy and shaking their booty!
AA "The Foundation"
This track takes you a little bit deeper into the Natural Self mindstate. This is a slower altogether moodier affair which gives a nod to hip hop, jazz and downtempo beats.
The drums are heavier than ever and the sax gives the tune an anthemic feel. Definitely one for the smokers and mixtape heads out there.
Both tracks feature live instrumentation from John Styles of the Quantic Soul Orchestra on Saxophone. We hope you agree, this is a bit of a departure from the normal offerings down at the Breakin Bread Bakery.
This is leftfield, eclectic ish but it will still rock the floor at the Breakin Bread Club and as a result it's ideal for a Breakin Bread release.