Yesterday LA based producer, Falcons dropped his debut EP, BirdCall. This talented beat maker already has a grip of super dope remixes and originals on his soundcloud, most with significant attention, so this release definitely had some anticipation behind it, especially after he put the four track EP up for streaming a couple weeks ago.
I’m absolutely loving this EP. Falcons rocks a really unique style, merging club like energy and a soulful jazzy aesthetic with hot hip hop beats. There’s a consistent bouncyness throughout the EP that I’m really feeling, beginning with the first song, “Falcon Eye (Reprise)”, a buttery, flowy beat, as sexy as it is flossy, super reminiscent of late 90’s-early 2000’s R&B vibes but with more futuristic elements. The second track, “Be Quiet” is probably the most clubby of the bunch with whispering samples and bubbly synths laid on a way hyphy beat. Next we have “Cell”, a deliciously smooth beat and probably my favorite of the release. The EP finishes off with the ultra fresh, “2me”, in which he perfectly incorporates vocals from one of my favorite songs ever (hint: “he belongs to mee”). All in all, a well made, fun, and flavorful release that I’m stoked to support. Killer album art too.
I could imagine this is a weird time for hip hop producers. There is a lot of really bad and somewhat shallow productions circulating the internet and freaking like spewing out of DJ’s sets all over the country, many created by producers that have taken a gander at this whole trap movement without recognizing the wide range of elements that make a trap-esque hip hop beat an actual good piece of music. It’s producers like Falcons and the whole crew over at my new favorite label,HW&W, that keep this style so fresh and interesting for me. Falcons covers all the bases in this EP, showcasing both his advanced skills and personal taste. I’ve got a feeling this one is going to be huge on the dancefloors this winter and I look forward to getting really, really down to it.
Love and Low Frequencies,
Buy BirdCall HERE