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Deca - Flux (Instrumental Album)
NYC-Based Artist/Producer Tells a Tale Without Words on Latest Effort
"When I'm making an album, I try to document where I'm at in life and try not to be too heavy handed about it," Deca explains when describing how he was able to pull together a cohesive narrative almost without opening his mouth. The Denver native says he's always been a fan of vivid imagery and storytelling in music, citing Nas, Ghostface, and Mos Def as a few of his influences, while adding that he loves being able to "visualize what I'm hearing."
As a listener, it's easy to do the same when spinning the entirety of Flux, which is brimming with chopped-up samples from years past, and an overall vibe that we're all on a trip together, but no one is quite sure when or how it ends. To quote the sampled vocals heard on standout track "Be Alert": "Perhaps what this planet really needs, is something that will jolt us out of our self-centered, selfish outlook on life in general. But… time will tell."
That feeling of being lost but also optimistic and wholly self-aware, keeps Flux grounded amidst otherworldly and sometimes-intergalactic vibes, like on the uber-trippy "Space Dust." And to simply commend Deca for his ability to capture those emotions would be understating his accomplishments here.
As such, it's no surprise that when he actually does showcase his rhyming talents—as exemplified on his self-produced remix for "Waiting," as well as on the Man Mantis, Neon Brown and Felix Fast4ward remixes for "Skyward," "6th & A," and "Maintain," respectively—
Flux becomes available through all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, June 15, via Beulah Records.
02. Be Alert
04. Shadow Play
06. On the Clock
07. Flower Arrangement
08. All's Well
09. Petrified Forest
10. Onward & Inward
12. Space Dust
14. Waiting (Remix)
15. Skyward (Man Mantis Remix)
16. 6th & A (Neon Brown Remix)
17. Maintain (Felix Fast4ward Remix)
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