This morning on the F train I saw a guy load Wale’s ’07 Mixtape About Nothing on his iPod, I swear to god. It’s totally in fate’s hands whether fellow DMV native GoldLink’s career will follow as wild a trajectory, but I can’t help but pick up the same where-did-this-come-from feeling among both of their debut projects. The God Complex has a few traditional elements, like the Pharcyde sample on “Hip-Hop” and go-go bit on “Bedtime Story,” but the production from Louie Lastic, Fingalick and others is more often informed by pitter-pattery style of dance music that GoldLink calls “future bounce.” Sharp snares hit among double-time, footworky kicks, and there’s an incalculable amount of reverb that makes GoldLink sound, if not in heaven, at least like he’s floating somewhere in between here and there. Check out the video for the title track below the stream. There’ll be a release show in Washington DC on Saturday, April 12th at U Street Music Hall.
Download: GoldLink’s The God Complex