Late Pass covers past releases we missed that should absolutely get the shine they deserve.
Written by Leo J
For the past three months I have been holding down a livestream DJ set over on my Twitch page every Sunday. Each week I try to not repeat music that I have already played. I am constantly working on digging through my digital crates to play other sounds or find new/old music to download. This brings me to one of my latest finds and hopefully gives me the Late Pass: “Jazz And Reverse” by RC & The Gritz.
Being that I am from Dallas,TX there is no doubt I have heard of RC & The Gritz. Their Wednesday night residency is a legendary night in the Dallas music scene. The band gets a lot of recognition as being Erykah Badu’s live band for her shows but their skillset and talent is equally impressive on its own. When I found “Jazz And Reverse” it made me feel silly for having slept on past releases from RC & The Gritz. That will be fixed moving forward.
“Jazz And Reverse” has a lot of my favorite elements in play. We have samples, scratches, a funky bass synth with light piano stabs and a light drum cut in the back. Upon hearing this track I heard the very recognizable voice of -Topic on the mic. The lyrics and song sound like they were recorded spontaneously as -Topic has what feels like a freestyle flow with his raps. All involved are very skilled in this manner so It would not surprise me one bit if this was the case.
I can’t believe I missed this one. It will be in my rotation for future sets no doubt. Peep the song below and buy the track if you are really digging it.