Juba Dance is spaced-out electro, hip hop and funk rooted in the rich traditions of blues and jazz with influences of Brazilian, Jamaican and Afro-Cuban rhythms. This eclectic project is headed by Ben Lamar with producer Polyphonic the Verbose (aka Will Freyman) and a rotating cast of accomplices. Throughout the album's progression, Lamar's prodigous compositions, in which he both sings and plays horn, are further realized via Freyman's programming, synths and overall studio mayhem.
Lamar grew up on the south side of Chicago but resides in Rio de Janeiro; on Orange you can hear Chicago's blues, jazz and hip-hop pulsing with Brazilian rhythms. The clever syncopations, rich harmonies and detailed production create a cohesive backdrop for Lamar's gorgeous song writing and composition skills.
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