Smoke thick, Quinton Brock’s leftfield funk music transmits bubbling, melodious signals straight from heart to heart.
One half of The Get Money Squad together with brother Jon Bap, Brock’s debut solo effort on 'Scooter.' reveals a creative agenda far from solitude. Building tracks with producer notwolfy, Brock assembled a cast of creative contributors ranging from rapper Pink Siifu to Rick James’ legendary bassist Jerry Livingston, who underpins the devastatingly delicate ballad ‘Rush For Love.’
The result, mixed by Bap, is raw and sophisticated, with moods melding in day-drenched, time-bent funkscapes grounded by the deliberate, leading melodies of Brock’s voice. In the thicket of these songs, Brock plays musician as orchestrator, composing groups of individuals and opening channels for their complexity to circulate in sound.
Love, the prospect of finding it and what to do about it when you know it’s real, are themes on 'Scooter.' Brock says now he is still evolving as a loving, creative person. “It’s okay to be this age and not know who you are.” 'Scooter', named after Brock’s childhood nickname, is a sonic testament to Brock’s past and future becoming.
'Scooter.' will be available on Astro Nautico in digital formats on 6/21/19.