Convertibles

Convertibles

by Chuck Inglish
     
 
If the Cool Kids sound like the cool collision of De La Soul and the Neptunes, crew member Chuck Inglish (aka Evan Ingersoll) proves he's the best bits of Pharrell Williams and Posdnuos mixed together on this solo debut, spewing off wonderfully weird

Overview

If the Cool Kids sound like the cool collision of De La Soul and the Neptunes, crew member Chuck Inglish (aka Evan Ingersoll) proves he's the best bits of Pharrell Williams and Posdnuos mixed together on this solo debut, spewing off wonderfully weird rhymes over alt-rap productions he expertly brewed himself and that borrow from outside genres, up to and including electro. In this case, Chromeo is his Daft Punk as they bring a "Get Lucky"-like groove to the neo-disco workout "Legs," while anyone familiar with Kavinsky, Giorgio Moroder, or '90s video game music will be at home with the slick nocturnal tones of "Swervin'," a nighttime highlight that could help join Schoolly D and Three 6 Mafia in any given DJ set. Despite its title, "Shitty Lullaby" is a funky, motivational number that quotes Parliament-Funkadelic while beefing up listeners with "drive a salt truck through it!," but the required amount of hip-hop anchors are here as well, like the thumping Shadyville sound of "Came Thru/Easily" with Ab-Soul and Mac Miller. Barking brute Action Bronson turns up for "Gametime" and the track is the claustrophobic blast of soul that's expected, and then there's the massive posse cut "Money Clip" with Vic Mensa, Retch, Hassani Kwess, and Sulaiman, which is one part Run-D.M.C. and one part A Tribe Called Quest. If there's a complaint to be made, it's that Convertibles is lightweight when it comes to subject matter, and with the whole whirlwind of influences flying about, the album could be taken as a slick showoff session, but these party songs stick to the bones. Skillfully strung together by ringleader Inglish, these flights of fancy turn into a substantial party album with plenty of fun and flash, so think of a more indie Pharrell or a modern ride through the Pharcyde because Convertibles is that kind of awesome.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2014
Label:
Federal Prism
UPC:
0851893005227
catalogNumber:
15
Rank:
104025

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Inglish   Primary Artist,Drums
Robert Peterson   Guitar
Mike Einziger   Guitar,Keyboards
Izzo   scratching
Ann Marie Simpson   Violin
Benny Cassette   Vocals
Chuck Bein   Guitar
Capangels   Vocals
Polyester the Saint   Piano,Keyboards
Carter Lang   Bass
Macie Stewart   Vocals
Nico Segal   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Alchemist   Engineer
Mike Einziger   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Josh Berg   Engineer
Chromeo   Engineer
Chuck Inglish   Producer
Benny Cassette   Engineer
Nick Breton   Engineer
Glenn Gonda   Engineer
Chuck Bein   Producer,Engineer
Todd "Toddfather" Heathcote   Pro-Tools
Troy Mitchell   Engineer
Chick Bein   Engineer
Jack Minihan   Management

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