Comprised of Vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists Nick Wisdom and Astrological, Canadian duo Potatohead People boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90's boom-bap, future soul, classic jazz, deep house and boogie/funk. Beginning with a series of EPs, including their landmark Kosmichemusik EP, Potatohead People's productions quickly made their way to artists like Illa J who tapped the duo to produce his now critically acclaimed self-titled album, as well as producers like Kaytranada (who co-produced Illa J's "Strippers" with the pair).
Three years after 2015's critically acclaimed full-length debut Big Luxury, Potatohead People are back their long awaited new album Nick & Astro's Guide To The Galaxy. The record picks up right where the pair left off, showcasing a leap forward in production chops, musicality, and songwriting. Lead single "Quest For Love," with it's neck snapping drum break, lush Rhodes chords, cosmic synths, guitar & horn flourishes and unexpected musical changeups, brings in the hip-hop infected musicality the duo has become so loved for, while Nick & Astro collaborate vocally on top.
"Morning Sun" featuring Danish vocalist (and Anderson.Paak collaborator) Nanna.B is in part a melancholy piece with knocking drums, an infectious bassline and a soulful, shimmering hook, while "Do My Thing" featuring Canadian singer Kapok and Illa J is perfect for the dancefloor. "Liftin' Up" featuring San Francisco's K-Maxx ventures into West Coast boogie territories, while the album's closer "Rituals" goes for a deeper more atmospheric electronic vibe.