Kritik Boi presents us with an exercise in future-beat perfection, teaming up with Mindsoup for a brand new EP, In Good Time
It’s a pretty amazing feeling to be a part of this pocket of the internet; being surrounded by positive vibes and finding others that spend their time putting in work to be the metaphoric megaphone for the underground. In a year where parasocial interactions are more prevalent than ever from being stuck inside, witnessing other teams/squads/collectives muster up the energy to keep on pioneering, keep the music playing no matter what, well, it’s invigorating. These folks honestly keep this blog running! Enter: Mindsoup. The radio show, collective, label, platform-extraordinaire; they’ve been goin’ strong. And they’re latest feature with Kritik Boi is some of the most well-crafted, groovin’ sounds I’ve heard in a long time. Check out Kritik Boi‘s new EP, In Good Time, right now below!
That feeling I got from the Soundcloud “golden age” has been a fleeting memory for a while now. Back when new kids with new sounds were changing the fabric of the online-underground, before Soulection blew up, when I’d hear a new Carmack, or Cavalier, Madbliss, DrewsThatDude, or Lege Kale track back in like, 2014 or somethin’. This Kritik Boi EP condensed that feeling, that sound, the samples, I felt like I was hearing that time over again. Jazzy chops, woozy melodies, that anthemic Chuuwee feature, DAMN. This music landed a vibe that I yearned for and I don’t just yearn for nothin’. From Anyways‘ groovy drum breaks and soul samples, to the ghostly leads and favela-trap flair of Doubt, all the way to the finale on Gains, I was on a journey. I can’t recommend this EP enough, especially if you’ve been around the scene long enough. Show some love to the folks at Mindsoup for broadcasting non-stop hits, and to Kritik Boi for delivering ’em down below!
Fresh//hell (fka K. Flo) is ya resident Sine Wave Surfers DJ (part producer) who’s been collecting music and waxing poetic on the state of underground electronica since 2011. Starting his DJ career in Blacksburg and the NRV, he’s been a supporting EDM/electronica act (for the likes of Electrobro, Spark Arrester, BUKU, Space Jesus, Digital Ethos, Arius, and more!), doing promo and social media support for SWS, and ruthlessly amassing vinyl records, before moving to Richmond, VA, in 2019. Fresh-hell’s here to collect, create, and curate for your electronic enjoyment.