In this edition of The Furious Sessions, Rapsusklei (Zaragoza, 1980) presents Hip-Hop Music, a song somewhere in between soul, funk and rap. Alongside The Flow Fanatics, the band he has been playing with for almost a year and a half, the vocalist has ventured out, blending rap rhythms and the freedom only a band, not a base, can afford.
The track pays tribute to both hip-hop and its roots. “It’s a type of music that has lots of parents: funk, soul, blues, reggae…”; a blend handled with timely musical blows that underscore the force in the rapper’s raspy voice. “Todo encaja, bombo y caja [Everything fits, bass and snare].”
The rapper and The Flow Fanatics‘ sound project emerged when asked to perform an acoustic set at Barcelona’s Sala Apolo, where they were backed by a piano and double bass. Slowly but surely the idea gathered steam, and, with The Roots in mind, the band marvelled at the results after 10 concerts. “The feeling of playing with a band is incredible: there’s more flow. With a DJ, the base is always the same. This way the show takes on a grander scale; it’s live music, and we can switch things up, drag it out or do whatever we want.”
Production_The Furious Sessions
Cameramen_José G. Fernández, Javier Dominguez, Tiziano Caffi y Emili Mas
Sound_Alberto Perez_Sol de Sants
Editing_Javier Dominguez_RiD Produccions
Still photo_Tiziano Caffi