Album of the month
Quavius 'Quavius' (Lustwerk Music)
While we wait for new music from Galcher Lustwerk, we can enjoy the first new artist on his Lustwerk Music label. Like Galcher, Quavius employs both dreamy beats and laidback raps, but whereas the former fits into the house genre, the latter veers unexpectedly into different areas of rhythm. The eight tracks range from deep house instrumentals to spaced-out funk, but all share a mellow vibe. The naked honesty of the bedroom productions combine with the soft tones and nimble cadence of his voice to create a fascinating document of the growing crossover between hip hop and dance music.