2013 – Sinkane (NYC)
A front porch looking out onto a road full of your friends wandering in and out of the street. There’s no traffic anyway, so what’s the danger? A beer in your hand and an opportunity to make fun of your brother, whose shirt makes him look 8 years old. Time on a Saturday afternoon. Plenty of time to sit around.
What with the dominance that genres like rap and analog techno have over associations with the city of Detroit, it’s easy to forget that not everything there is dark and mechanical. Andres stands as living proof that downtempo, music made for relaxing and enjoying yourself, are also part of the scene over there.
Championed by the great Moodymann, Andres’s sound takes on elements of hip-hop, funk, and R&B, but stays within the realm of downtempo – appropriate for an afternoon in the sun or, just as easily, an evening in a basement nightclub.