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.
released June 21, 2019
Original music written and recorded by Quinton Brock.
Produced by notwolfy.
Mixed by Jon Bap.
Bass on 'Rush For Love' by Jerry Livingston.
Additional instrumentation on '🙌🏿' by Taja Cheek.
Album artwork by Nathan Bajar.
I haven't heard such visceral groove from a drum kit in some time, and it feels new, uncertain and confident simultaneously. All of the imperfections and small touches between ideas all flow together beautifully and chaotically and I love it. Best heard in track order front to back while walking alone at 3am and the world opens up to you. Travis