MUST LISTEN: Brasstracks pay homage to their NYC jazz roots in new EP, ‘For Those Who Know Pt. 1’
Fresh off their shared Grammy win last year for Chance the Rapper‘s “No Problem,” Brasstracks are looking to show the world how they’ve evolved stylistically, presenting a more refined and mature sonic landscape.
Now, the multi-talented purveyors of electro-soul have released a culmination of years-long tweaking and fine-tuning in the first of their two-part EP project, For Those Who Know. Featuring collaborations with Robert Glasper, The Underachievers, Fatherdude, S’Natra, and more, the six-track body of work pays homage to the duo’s proud NY roots — incorporating their classical jazz training, affinity for hip-hop, and new wave electronic sensibilities into a newfound sense of artistic self-awareness.
For Those Who Know Pt. 1 is — more than anything they’ve released prior — a comprehensive, stimulating, jazzy anthology of Brasstracks’ dedication to craft and coming-of-age. Having already released the project’s two leading tracks, “Those Who Know” and “Brownstone,” the remaining tracks rounding out the EP paint an abridged picture of what is to come — one that will leave listeners fiendish for part two.
“For Those Who Know is the first time we’ve felt comfortable in our own skin making a project. It’s a confessional, it’s a coming of maturity, it’s an ode to New York City. In Part I you get to know our roots. We poured our hearts into this, we hope you dig it.”