When you hear someone say “Thomas Edison”, you probably think about the man who first tamed a wild lightbulb and bred it into captivity, but that’s about to change. The history books only cover a part of this inventor’s life story, leaving out the really juicy deets because they’re borderline NSFW. Luckily, today’s release will be half history lesson, half funky goodness from Professor Metasine.
Thomas Alva Edison was born in Ohio in 1847, and quickly learned that he had a gift. What was this gift, you ask? Well, that’s not really important, but he was a pretty good dancer so he adopted the nickname Thomas “Funky” Edison. During his early childhood, he was estranged from his peers because of his superior ability to break out into spontaneous dance, so he left school after only 3 months and was home-schooled by his mother (who was about 2/3 as funky as Thomas). Together, they studied sacred geometry, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and String Theory, while also spending several hours each day honing his royal funkiness through song and dance. He would beatbox whilst choreographing jig routines, but was frustrated at his inability to loop several tracks to make a song, and his mom was a terrible MC. Since the radio did not exist until his adulthood, he channeled his teen angst into thinking of a new way to listen to music. He invented the phonograph for the sole reason of “getting the funk down with my bad self” (direct quote), and accidentally changed the world because of it.
Today’s WUMP release is a tribute to this legendary pioneer of funk & inventions, and is going to change the world of electronic music with its unprecedented style. Metasine always delivers with out-of-the-box electro-funk, and has been called “a modern day Edison” by his peers due to his constant re-invention of funky bass music. “Like Thomas Funky Edison” starts off with a guitar melody that makes the listener feel as though they are living in 1847 Ohio, sitting on their front porch with a strand of wheat sticking out of their mouths listening to One Tooth Willy talk about his cattle. A funky beat drops in that carries the song through a series of different vocal samples and Metasine’s infamous bass-womps, building into a little cannabis tribute (sampling Michael Franti's 'Ganja Babe') before dropping with some serious attitude. The drop will take you by surprise (understatement of the year), and a huge smile will inevitably form on your face as Metasine masterfully delivers a completely new take on electro-funk, with a delicious amount of bass that will keep you coming back for more.
Words can’t really explain what this song will do to you, so just listen, enjoy, and share with the funkiest folks you know! As always, we’re giving this one up as a free download, so grab your free copy and show some love to this talented producer/historian.
On October 22nd, Metasine will be joining his fellow WUMPions @EyesAheadMusic, @Boltcutter, and @Scatzofficial in New Haven, CT for our very first WUMP Showcase at Stella Blues. Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626384147611247/
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