Faker and came out with the elevator music version of an R&B classic. “I like the way you work it” is absolutely right.
Melbourne-bred Nick Murphy takes on a slightly modified Chet Baker moniker consistent with the sensual subtleties and relaxed vocal demeanor shared by both artists, separated by only a generation. Although this particular Chet does not adopt quite the jazz-ridden genre of his title-inspired predecessor, Faker keeps the downbeat, cool school real. No faking involved, despite what his self-deprecating namesake may imply. Among “No Diggity” on his debut album, Thinking In Textures, is “I’m Into You,” yet another track featuring fragile vocals and serpentine bass-lines. Faker doesn’t miss a beat in terms of originality. With great depth, the textures he so eclectically assembles lay back and win over ears with seemingly simple melodies fit for a hotel lounge–a lounge in which the standard dance move happens to be R&B-inspired grinding. Grind to this. We’re into it!
The new prince of down tempo, Australian artist and producer, Chet Faker turns Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” into an even sexier tune–if you can imagine the possibility. Basically, Dr. Dre and Blackstreet stepped into a hypothetical elevator with
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival