Falcons made a name for himself online with chopped and screwed remixes that went a step beyond what everyone else was doing – self-referential, clever and most importantly, these were BIG tunes! Check out this track for an ace example.
Now, he's back with a new EP, Birdcall, which was released through HW&W yesterday. It melds hip-hop acapellas with bass, swirling synths, trippy rhythms and popping snare hits – think 90s Timbaland mixed with trap pads and with smart, future rhythms.
The tracks on Birdcall are smooth and loaded with delay, constantly pushing forward and unraveling chopped vocals into bright and energetic arrangements. “2me”, the final track of the EP, takes 1998's favorite song, “The Boy is Mine,” melts it down and reconstructs the vocals, building the chorus into a haunting and repetitive chant that circles over a heavy bass line. Cut and paste audio collage is expected today, but many songs fail to make more of sample choices that using them as references that fill in the gap. Throughout Birdcalls, Falcons succeeds in creating something new while simultaneously allowing his samples and vocals to shine in a new way. Give “2me” and the rest of the EP a listen below.
Listen/purchase: BirdCall by Falcons