Pharrell returns to seduce the international audience with another mind blowing collaboration, this time with Diplo‚Äôs Major Lazer.
Toro y Moi
One of the most exciting music acts today Toro y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has just released his third, most ambitious album yet.¬†‘Anything in Return’ is one of those records which encourage you to explore relationships, ties, connections‚Ä¶ There are fragments of funk, there are symphonies of space disco, there is, above all, his ability to construct small masterpieces of electronic pop from which it‚Äôs difficult to cut loose, that contain within them echoes of the alternative folk scene coming out of Berkeley, the Californian university city he calls home.¬†It‚Äôs a place where you can‚Äôt escape music: on the street, in bars, clubs, and Toro Y Moi seems somehow able to synthesize this sound in to his own. The stories from these streets weave their way into Anything in Return and along with them a certain alternative, back-to-nature vibe. But not too back-to-nature ‚Äď Bundick is plain that this is ‚Äúmusic designed for dance, to party‚ÄĚ.¬†
There‚Äôs a lot of positivity going on here, which is perhaps one of the reasons he‚Äôs increasingly in demand. Songs like So Many Details and Cake make this a work, as he rermarked, of ‚Äúsincere pop‚ÄĚ because they speak in an upbeat way of the everyday.¬†In addition to Toro Y Moi, Bundick produces under the name of Les Sins.