Chuck Maurice & Simbad “Summer Badness”
Taken from World Family Vol. 1, the recently released inaugural edition of a new compilation […]
Taken from World Family Vol. 1, the recently released inaugural edition of a new compilation series from Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, “Summer Badness” is a soulful slow jam from the minds of Puerto Rican producer Chuck Maurice and London-based DJ/producer Simbad (who also happens to be the compilation’s co-curator along with Lefto). The pair of music makers lay down a couple of sample-heavy grooves—made mostly of horn loops, disembodied “ooh”s, a syrupy bassline, and a solid hip-hop beat—to carry most of their tune, and occasionally brighten the corners of their somber tune with flurries of astral synth melodies and other twinkling sonics. It’s certainly a fitting cut to close out the 27-song, two-disc compilation, as “Summer Badness” prompts one to close their eyes, sway back and forth, and imagine that beat-lovers around the world are all doing the same.