D. Gookin is the alias of NY-based producer/songwriter/drummer Mike Birnbaum. His music has been known to vary dramatically – from ‘80s flavored, alt electro-rock, jamtronic, pop to digital reggae. Combining the adventurousness of modern electronic innovators like Tobacco
, D. Gookin’s sound is as propulsive as it is melodic and as freewheeling as it is meticulously orchestrated.
D. Gookin is proud to present his fifth release, Prey on the Prize
EP, a set of hypnotic reggae and digitized dub that channels youthful boredom and fascination through a more mature eye. The end result offers not only a rare mix of self-awareness and sincerity, but also a brilliant cocktail of summery sounds where chillwave, dancehall and electronica collide.
The journey begins with Tastebuds," a future roots groove that combines stony sing-song with a wonked keyboard riff and high-flying notes that imply uplift. Time Out NY
says Tastebuds" “might be the most fizzy-fun single we’ve heard in 2012.”
The standout Riding Onna Shockwave" is next, steeped in kaleidoscopic synths and featuring the sweetly gliding vocals of Body Language
’s Miss Angelica Bess
. And with the chiptune bits of Constantly," the EP launches into orbit.Prey on the Prize
returns to earth with S— Goes Down," a feel-good tune that swerves and sways like an Autobot high on fumes at a high school house party. But the best in show is this collection’s closer, a version of Marlon Asher
’s Ganja Farmer" reworked to tell the story of a few adolescent friends who cultivate weed under the neighborhood power lines.
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