Beat Trap: Falcons – Indian Summer

Chris Daly once dressed up as Falcor for Easter. FALCONS are a weird bird, to say the least. Whereas many of their contemporaries look to myriad sources for inspiration, I believe the Vancouver/...
By    September 20, 2011

Chris Daly once dressed up as Falcor for Easter.

FALCONS are a weird bird, to say the least. Whereas many of their contemporaries look to myriad sources for inspiration, I believe the Vancouver/ Oakland-based duo of TightMike and KayleoStocko is possibly one of the fww to adhere to the tenants of the world weary Bud Searcy, who admonished his daughter to only pick those “ears what is sweet and juicy.” Clearly, this mentality drives the beat selection on their latest, Indian Summer. Confused? Go rent Old Yeller, you poorly raised bastard. Obviously, someone’s parents didn’t love said child, but that’s another Beat Traps entirely.

Indian Summer is a perfect name for this seven-track jam, as I have little doubt it will continue to maintain its heat as we progress further and further past the solstice. These are laid back, funky grooves; blunted in nature, groovy in disposition, not rushing to get you anywhere but mellowed down easy. While the beatheads sample everything from Latino jams (“The Trot”) to R&B classics (“MustBeLuv”), the true coup here is on the Ice Cube sampling “Anaconda.” Sure, Cube has been used in damn near every iteration of hip hop music out there, but who else actually sampled the eponymous movie to do it? Furthermore, the groove adheres to its title, all slithering and coils, seemingly ready to pounce at a moment’s notice.

Each of the tracks here maintains that coolly reserved intensity. They’re not necessarily dance floor appropriate, but there’s certainly more than enough ass shaking potential here to get the job done if need be. It remains to be seen if they’re the best doggone grooves in the West, but I like their chances.

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