Review: Hustletron ‎– Son Of Hustletron EP

Hustletron ‎– Son Of Hustletron EP uses a collection of drenched jazz samples and electronic soundscapes with moog synthesizers and beat machines fairly advanced for 1995. Half the album is jazz while the other portion uses a bit of funk. Hustletron (Hal Lee) helped bring a new generation of sound to the New Breed label in 1996 with DJ Smash and Groovilicious. These songs were used on the Hustletron ‎– Stereo Viewer album. Most of these songs use a tempo between 80 BPM – 120 BPM.

Psychomatic uses a unique sound as the uses acid jazz, future jazz, and psychedelic funk. A moog synthesizer is used to make the song funky. You will think of 70s funk and 70s jazz when you listen this song. Most of the bass is played in B major flat. Psychomatic was featured on the From Fat Jazzy Grooves Vol. 10 compilation.

Notice how a bit of dinner ambiance is used in the background. There is chatter going on as well. The chatter blends in perfectly with the dinner ambiance. Timestamps for those horn drops are at 1:40 and 2:43. Those horn drops are what make the song jazzy. Those horn drops are played in an ensemble fashion as quadruple layers of horns are used.

Leisure Suit is one of the slower songs which uses a tempo of 81 BPM. The bass is super low and the beats are thick as downtempo acid jazz is used.

Acid Raindance uses acid jazz with an electronic soundscape drenched in rain over super chilled out sounds. Added to the electronic soundscape are some Afrocentric beats and techno beats. This is a highlight and the best song off the EP.

I rate this EP 4/5****!

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