Junior A – Sleep Machine / Guess You’re Real / Simmah / Baby Boy
What could be better than starting the new year by introducing a brand new artist? Junior A‘s music came out of the blue at the verge of 2016, leaving me already with big hopes for the upcoming 12 months. And to be fair, listening to this collection of songs was an unexpected twist, given that it’s so hard to label them within a genre or specific sound. All the credit goes to Tautvydas, the Lithuanian bedroom producer behind the project, who has been able to channel his raw and honest lyrics into glitchy soundscapes made of lo-fi electronic percussions and hazy synths. The best part is that everything sounds so damn real, due also to those DIY vibes that pervade the tracks and make them sound like extra-rough demos of the early How To Dress Well, but as if they were produced by Jamie xx when he was still in high school. Or vice versa.
The tracks below are all part of Junior A’s debut mixtape Born Busy, with ten more to be released in the next four months. You can also check out the lyrics videos for each song on his Youtube channel.