Gonzo - Da Funq
I admit I was a little skeptical when I heard about the subgenre "Psychedelic Dance". What did this mean? Flosstradamus on shrooms? Skrillex on acid? Flower Power A-Trak? Turns out it's way deeper than I expected as DJ Paul Edge points out there's research out there that suggests there are effects on neurotransmitters and mood elevators in your brain after listening to this music. Uh ok. Armed with this info and a lot of curiosity, I hit "Play" to listen to dance duo Gonzo's sophomore album, Da FunQ.
A burst of genres automatically fills the listener's ears from the jump. 80's club, 90's house, modern-day EDM, trance, Indian "Kundalini" music, acid house, and even some Dave Matthews band pop- a combo I'd never heard before. Mostly orchestral piano and violin, industrial machine, videogame instrumental and rave friendly, I definitely transported away to another world without secondhand smoke or hangovers, where time and space was truly forgotten for an hour. Blending sounds and genres in an "Einstein" ingenious way that wasn't annoyingly pretentious, overwhelming and didn't sound like a bunch of computer
generated cacophony, I surprisingly got an invite to a dope "Pyramid Party" I didn't expect. They even managed to insert some ironic humor on "We're All Gunna Die". Found some new workout music that brought "Da Noise" and "Da FunQ".
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