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Return­ing with the first single from their forth­com­ing LP Mel­low Fantasy, Cana­dian hip-hop pro­du­cers Potato­head People draw inspir­a­tion from 90s boom bap, future soul and clas­sic jazz to cre­ate a rich music­al sound­scape.

Enlist­ing the help of long term col­lab­or­at­ors Kapok and J Dilla’s young­er broth­er Illa Jon their new single “What It Feels Like”, the pair are also joined by one of their early music­al influ­ences T3, from the legendary hip hop col­lect­ive Slum Vil­lage. Lay­er­ing lo-fi drums with live horns and infec­tious rhythms, the track is low slung groove teem­ing with the pair’s eclect­ic music­al influ­ences.

“This song was ori­gin­ally cre­ated dur­ing the same ses­sion as “Quest For Love” and “All Alone” when Illa J was vis­it­ing Van­couver. It was­n’t fleshed out enough to make it on to our last album but we’re so glad that we took our time with this one and that it turned out the way it did”, the pair explain.

Made up of Van­couver multi-instru­ment­al­ist­s/­pro­du­cers Nick Wis­dom and Astro­Lo­gic­al, Potato­head People began their cre­at­ive career with a series of EPs, with their pro­ject Kos­mi­chemusik quickly mak­ing its way to artists such as Illa J. Bring­ing in the duo to  pro­duce his crit­ic­ally acclaimed, self-titled album, the pair worked along­side Kaytranada, who co-pro­duced Illa J’s “Strip­pers” with the pro­duc­tion duo. After their first full length LP Big Lux­ury in 2015, the cre­at­ives fol­lowed up with 2018’s ambi­tious pro­ject Nick & Astro’s Guide to the Galaxy, which garnered sup­port from the likes of Soulec­tion, Jazzy Jeff, Night­mares on Wax, Pomo, DJ Spinna and Big Boi.

With the forth­com­ing release of their new album Mel­low Fantasy, “What It Feels Like” is a stark indic­a­tion of the pair’s breadth of music­al know­ledge.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.