Aquarama is a combination of modern funk-rnb grooves with vintage-taste melodies and arrangements typical of 60s surf-pop: Aquarama is an Italian band which is always keeping an eye on the world thanks to the innate international attitude of their music that led the duo achieve a prestigious collaboration with the New York disco reference dj In Flagranti and play beside French iconic band La Femme and Canadian nu-jazz ambassador BadBadNotGood. Their brand new album is ‘Teleskop.’
Kali Uchis dropped the video for “After the Storm” featuring Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins. The video for the BADBADNOTGOOD-produced track was directed by Nadia Lee Cohen, who’s previously collaborated with ASAP Rocky and Juicy J. Shooting took place in Los Angeles. The track was written as a message of “solace” for anyone going through a storm of their own.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Seth Nyquist a.k.a. MorMor rolls within the same circle as BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson, all buzzy indie acts from Toronto that have been bubbling up over the years. MorMor recently dropped his debut single called “Heaven’s Only Wishful” with a gorgeous accompanying visual to match. The soulful ballad is a whimsical love letter to his hometown that flirts with synthesizers, drums and guitars. MorMor writes, records and produces all of his music himself. He is currently working on a collection of songs for his debut project.
Canada continues to be the ideal cultivating ground for bands like BADBADNOTGOOD, a true rara avis that navigates between jazz, electronic music and hip hop and explodes all stylistic barriers with their numerical series of records. Known for their collaborations with Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown and Ghostface Killah, the Ontario quartet formed by Matthew A. Tavares, Alexander Sowinski, Chester Hansen and Leland Whitty have just expanded their creative universe with “IV”, an album on which there are features including Sam Herring (Future Islands), Colin Stetson and Mick Jenkins, among others.