Dave Aju – ‘Black Frames’ (Circus Company)
‘Black Frames’ is a creation from two major life transitions for Dave Aju, namely the end of a long-term relationship combined with a move away from his home town of San Francisco. Punctuated with philosophical statements and political punches, the former MC proves he isn’t afraid to use his voice and production skills to unite music and passion with his latest album on Circus Company.
The outer rhythms of deep-rooted electronic music form the backbone of ‘Black Frames’, while its veins are filled with the red-hot attitude of hiphop, outerspace soul, and forthright lyrical content. A remarkable variety of songs covering topics such as personal relationships (‘Psylica’), cultural issues (‘Race on Haight’) and global government actions (‘Law’) rock alongside bass-centered dancefloor bombs like ‘Nu Threads’ and ‘Clean St’. Through its body, Aju also tips his hat to 60s psych rock, early 70s fusion, and the soft undertones of blues as can be felt in the Magnum Opus of ‘Vins Noirs’ with it´s full choir finale, the wildly fun and uptempo ‘Bee´s Birth’ and the reflective close of ‘When We Drift’.
Dave Aju – ‘Black Frames’
Circus Company (CCCD015)
Release Date: Monday June 16th, 2014
Race On Haight
When We Drift