Train Yards (EP) by Figub Brazlevič is the latest project released from the talented and ascending Berlin Beatsmith. Good music travels well as Figub Brazlevič delivers an ample amount of potent tracks on this project that is accompanied with thumping drums, an old school nostalgia, and a nice rhythmic bounce. Train Yards (EP) in some ways derives inspiration from the Golden Era of Hip Hop. This era in the genre's history is often synonymous with what once was or will never be again; a time when it’s music and culture was most impactful. The culture and movement from dance, music, art and style was cultivating all around, breaking new ground of creative and ambitious MCs, DJs, and Producers alike. To be influenced by the Golden Era can often result in a classic style of production. The necessary need for boom-bap, head nodding, soulful music is clearly shown in the Train Yards (EP).
One specific song that speaks for the experience and totality of the album is “Bosnian Syndicate”. This particular beat captures a rough and rugged mentality, the New York state of mind sort of speak. The dusty drum breaks and jazzy solo in the middle of the track makes a remarkable and memorable song to listen to. Like a painter, Figub Brazlevič throughout the project depicts a place where rooftops are the primary destination for congregation; a setting where you can feel and hear the city breathing. All of which can be enjoyed from my mp3 tucked into my army jacket lining. Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life and the key to making classic music is creating material for the intended purpose of being timeless. After listening to Train Yards (EP), I’m sure it will never be too far detached from my spirit.
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STANDOUT TRACKS: “Bosnian Syndicate”, “Head Nod Cartel”, “Preying Eagle”,