2013 has definitely been the year of Soulection, with full album releases by the likes of Sango, Atu, Dpat, and now IAMNOBODI. The new project from the German producer is called Elevated, which serves as a lesson in chillwave instrumentals. To say that I was anticipating this album is an understatement. Stream it above and support via Bandcamp.
Based in Dusseldorf, Germany, IAMNOBODI has made a name for himself through his productions and remixes. With inspirations ranging from jazz to house to traditional hip hop and diverse electronic sounds, his creations take on a life of their own with each song a unique and carefully put together masterpiece.
Elevated, marks IAMNOBODI’s first official release which showcases a compilation of sounds that inspire. The single, “Maputo Dance”, pays homage to the slum in Mozambique which it was named after with the intension to shed light on inspiration to create no matter what sort of living environment you’re immersed in. “Elevated” the title and second track lifted from the Elevated takes you on a wavy journey through funky bass grooves and bouncy percussion whilst maintaining a melodic yet consistent ride.
Elevated as a whole, showcases IAMNOBODI’s dedication to creating next level hip hop inspired-tunes very much keeping the memory and sound of Dilla alive while weaving in funky bass lines, soulful vocals and inspiring energy.