Drunk At A Show: Harland Griffin Album Release


“I was told I was a protege// mobbing deep on the odyssey// come and ride the wave while I procreate a prophecy.” Harland (Penthouse)

The case of the Monday’s doesn’t exist when you’re riding waves with Lightwav Records. The album release party for Harland Griffin’s Neon Dreams at Timbre Room gave us a glimpse of what we can expect from this dynamic label. Showcasing some of their up and coming artists, they tease the eardrums of the audience with a taste of every favor of music. Ranging from funk, rnb, techno, and pop. They all played with different sounds deejaying and emceeing in a manner that was respectable.

To begin the night Pheso spinned a collection of isolated sounds. Some think this word isolated means that one beat out shines another, but not in this case. He made clean collaborations between each instrument presenting them in styles that gave them their own identity. This allowed for precision and a more progressive EDM vibe.

Slickback Mac took the stage next spinning nothing but funk. Dropping all the oldies like "Knuck if you Buck" by Crime Mob and "Dance Tonight" by Lucy Pearl, he showed his knowledge of hip hop. Displaying quick transitions and attention to where instruments were placed, he accomplished full songs. Layering new aspects on top of these classics, he reinvented the sound of the early 2000’s. Delivering nothing but groovy waves and upbeat rays he made danceable music.