Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Based On A True Story”
Written by DJ Ekonomiks on March 3, 2016
This week on Mood Swings I bring you some killer dance vibes and chill beats with Fat Freddy’s Drop “Based On A True Story”. Hailing from New Zealand, this reggae-funkadelic band is composed of 7 members who have dedicated their lives to bringing sick beats to the masses. This album is definitely in my top 10 albums of all times simply because of the grooves that these guys put out. Every song is super funky and has stellar instrumentation. Usually, reggae gets kind of boring to me after a few songs but this album keeps it fresh throughout the whole record. The 7 piece band knows how to build up their grooves without being to busy. The vocals are frickin CREAMY as well. Just the guys voice is enough to sell me this record.
This album gives me an uncontrollable urge to dance and get down. Currently busting a move as I write this. However, like every good dance album, it has it’s slow jams. Also, the lyrics are soulful and meaningful, unlike a lot of other music that is for dancing. Each of the musicians in this band is incredibly talented and when combined, form a supergroup of funky fresh riffs.
Overall I give this album a 10/10 for making me feel like everything is gonna be alright and pushing me to just enjoy the music of life.
Hope y’all enjoy,