It Must Be Paul White Day: “Honey Cats”

Chris Daly already holla’d at the female Thor You probably thought you knew Paul White from his earlier work as a hip-hop producer working with such cats as Danny Brown (who calls White his...
By    July 21, 2014

Paul White

Chris Daly already holla’d at the female Thor

You probably thought you knew Paul White from his earlier work as a hip-hop producer working with such cats as Danny Brown (who calls White his “favorite producer to work with”), Guilty Simpson and Homeboy Sandman, amongst others. A beat producer with an uncanny ear for combining boom bap and off-the-wall-odd, the South London maestro flips the script on his upcoming fourth solo album and R&S Records debut, Shaker Notes. On this one, gone is the sampler, replaced by White taking over guitar, drum, bass, synth and vocal duties.

In anticipation of the album’s Sept. 30, 2014 drop date, White has shared the first single, “Honey Cats,” for our listening enjoyment. A cowboy spooky bass line takes center saddle before glitched out percussion moseys alongside, all Sancho Panza-like. White, incidentally a direct descendent of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, gets his poet on, seductively making requests of his baby over the future funk groove. The sax at the end of the track just goes to prove that when it comes to cool, Paul White does not fuck around.

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