Pittsburgh, PA-native Buscrates returns to Bastard Jazz with a synth-heavy 7” single, “Internal Dialogue.” The two-tracker sees the artist take an easy-going approach to his signature funk-filled sound, with a slowed-down tempo and melodic key riffs. “Internal Dialogue” is a mellow boogie joint that combines plenty of Moog, rich ARP strings, and syncopated clavinet chord stabs; “Early Morning” is reminiscent of a late-90s neo-soul beat, with rich Rhodes chords, while a squelching bass line evokes 70s electro-funk. Both tracks are undeniably Buscrates and are sure to have your head bobbing.
Buscrates – aka Orlando Marshall – is a DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Pittsburgh. He draws influences largely from 90s hip hop and early-mid 80s electronic funk, which is evident in the boomy, swinging drums and bubbly Minimoog bass lines heard throughout some of his productions. He works locally and sometimes internationally either behind a pair of turntables spinning 45s or working his trusty Roland SP-404SX sampler and various other little portable gadgets at one of his beat sets. Some of his production credits include Phonte & Eric Roberson, Wiz Khalifa, and the late great Mac Miller.
“Internal Dialogue” is out on Bastard Jazz Recordings September 22nd, with a 7” to follow in late 2022.