Taken from his forthcoming album ‘La Mano’, out via Nordic label Mutual Intentions in January, Cupcakes is the new single from DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist Stimulator Jones.
Pulling together strands of soul, blues, hip hop and jazz, Jones describes the process of making the track: “I started by recording myself playing drums on a Tascam 16-track 1” tape machine and ran some of the microphone signals through an Electro-Harmonix Memory Man pedal. I wrote an accompanying part on a Wurlitzer 200 electric piano and added that on top, followed by bass guitar, ARP strings, and a lead synth line. It’s a smooth mellow funk groove for cruising and chilling.”
Full of juicy chords progressions and gluey synth lines, ‘Cupcakes’ has a warmth and haziness that rests easy on the ears, yet has the head nodding from the off. It’s addictive early evening cruising music.
Check it out, here