Thursday, March 31, 2011

Intelligent, ghetto and lo-fi, Divine Interface channels prison of the past on 'Folklore'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Divine Interface has been churning-out some dark and dreamy trance beats lately, including a transcendent remix of Toro Y Moi’s “Still Sound.” The man behind Interface is Drew Briggs, who also moonlights as Kush Lord, which he reserves for a funk-infused dream project. Briggs is part of what he calls a “ghetto lo-fi” artist collective of DJs and producers called Ghettolow. The group also features several Atlanta beat makers, including the experimental concoctions of Sucking Face (Ryan Parks) and Black Box Disco, the project of E.J. Ogle (who happens to be a 2011 Lust List winner).

Black Box Disco specializes in forward-thinking dance music and will be taking part in Eastside Lounge’s POST (Progression of Sound Thursdays) starting May 19. North Carolina’s 10th Letter will also be contributing to the Ghettolow collection through a side project called Golden Hour. The website it set to launch this week and will include digital releases and DJ mixes from all of the artists in the collective.

The latest release by Divine Interface is a track called “Folklore,” which expands upon the chill, intelligent lounge grooves he’s been producing lately. The track features a sample from a record called Negro FolkLore From the Texas State Prison that was recorded in 1965. Briggs reveals, “Most of the songs are about God or working in the yard. It’s very moving.” Check out the Divine Interface’s SoundCloud for more.


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