Long live boom-bap!
By: Chrissy Dru
If you think “boom-bap” is gone, then I suggest you get familiar with producer/artist Lars Viola. The Brooklyn based artist recently released his cleverly titled EP- “Cooking”. With a style reminiscent of a few legendary hip-hop producers like Statik Selektah, Alchemist, and even the late great J. Dilla, Viola chops up samples like an iron chef to create a fresh sound that pays homage to the Golden Era of hip-hop. The skilled beatmaker calls it “a hodgepodge of different samples [he] handpicked”, showcasing not only his aptitude for production but an ear for good music. “Cooking” is like a recipe and each track is another wonderful ingredient contributing to a masterful dish. Just like a well-prepared meal, this project is to be savored and enjoyed in a setting that only enhances the sonic experience it sends you on. We’re excited to see what Lars Viola “cooks” up next!
Check out “Cooking” streaming now on all digital platforms and stay up on all things Lars Viola by following him on social media!