BoomBaptist has become a master of the album rollout over the past year or so, as the multi-faceted promotional campaign for The Vapor Caves proved. Boom put his creative genius to use once again for the release of Boom Shakalaka, his latest solo release on (iN)Sect Records. Anybody who knows Boom knows he loves basketball, with the legendary video game NBA Jams playing a large role in that love affair, so it makes complete sense that the aesthetic of Boom Shakalaka would be inspired by and centered around the game and its connected culture. The music speaks for itself, with Boom‘s signature swing and drum patterns nesting the multitude of samples perfectly. To crown the event, Boom even performed live from inside an NBA Jam cabinet :
Check it out all, cop some of that merch, and spread the word!
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We’re only two tracks in, and I’m already championing BoomBaptist‘s upcoming release, Boom Shakalaka. After the pleasant introduction provided by Razzle Dazzle, we get a completely different look from the follow-up single, Shattered Backboard. After a high energy, sample-laden collage of an intro, Boom drops a clean beat-flip and repurposes the main intro sample while texturing drums, synth and other sprinkles of samples around it. If Razzle Dazzle was a warning shot, then Shattered Backboard is a line in the sand, firmly stating that you’re either rocking with this upcoming gold, or you’re planning on missing out. Check out the new single and hold tight, because in slightly less than a month, Boom Shakalaka touches down.
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Austin-based producer BoomBaptist carved a name for himself during the first decade of the 2000s via events like Exploded Drawing and Applied Pressure, as well as a slew of solo singles, a few projects and a large retrospective of early beatworks. As the 2010s rolled into view, however, BoomBaptist transitioned into other avenues of expression, including producing for others, running his own business and starting the recently successful funk outfit The Vapor Caves. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that as the 2020s present themselves, BoomBaptist would make another transition, and this go-round, he’s back on the solo tip and preparing to release a new album via (iN)Sect Records titled Boom Shakalaka, an ode to his love for basketball. To test the waters, he’s dropped an initial single, Razzle Dazzle, which due to the unfortunate timing of the Coronavirus and the suspension of the NBA season, landed him immediate recognition from the likes of CNN. Check out the track, donate a buck if you can, share it around for everyone you know, and stay tuned for more singles and the album release!
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