Hodgy Beats has been hanging around with the fellas at Stones Throw a lot lately. So much so, that it leaves one to question "Will he be dropping an album on the label in the near future?" Well…I don't know anything about that, but what I do know is that the collaborative musical efforts spawned from this friendship have been awe-inspiring. Last night, the OFWGKTA lieutenant had a jam session with the labels' latest addition to the roster, Jonti, an Australian lad with a very upbeat and distinguishing musical mojo (and by mojo, I mean sound). That session resulted in "Nagoya".
If I had to describe Jontis' music in three adjectives, based on what I have heard of course, it would probably be this; colorful, affable and odd. But, I think KCRW radio host Jeremy Sole put it best when he wrote,
When I think of how to write about Jonti's music, I don't feel like writing at all. I feel like drawing a picture, with watercolors and maybe crayon – colorful, abstract, youthfully curious and open to interpretation. Maybe then I'd staple, glue or nail some found objects to it, recontextualizing their intended purpose into something strange and beautiful.
Jontis' album, Twirligig comes out on Oct. 18 on Stones Throw. Pick this one up. You may find yourself fondly surprised in that this may be the most interesting album you buy all year. As always…
Jonti & Hodgy Beats – Nagoya
*Check out more of Jontis' music and Stones Throw/OFWGKTA collaborations after the jump*
Jonti – Firework Spraying Moon (Official Video)
Jonti – Hornet's Nest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7HTuIq3khYM.E.D. ft.Hodgy Beats – Outta Control