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Monday, October 4, 2010

Free Download: Listen to Jaswho? and His Alleged 'San Francisco Sound'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:45 PM

  • Martha Traer
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Apparently, Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist/producer/engineer/vocalist Jaswho? (pronounced Jase-hoo) has been crafting his club-friendly music for over a decade -- a style that is allegedly "at the forefront of the 'San Francisco Sound.'" I can't say I'm familiar with the "San Francsico Sound," really (I wasn't aware we had only one), but suffice it to say, there are apparently some infectious, pop-leaning dance tunes in the works for his upcoming debut album, Nudroid Musik (out on November 2 via Temple Music Group).

"This Time" features a soulful and sultry vocal contribution from fellow Bay resident Audioangel atop Jaswho?'s upbeat, funky instrumentation. And while producer Jay Williams' song is heavy on the cheese (weren't references to being lifted "higher" rendered unusable decades ago?), there's a certain quality to the music that invokes a revitalized Studio 54-esque disco style. Obviously, "This Time" is no Donna Summer tune, but if this is what's being labeled the "San Francisco Sound," I think we're in capable hands. You can catch Williams' record release party for Nudroid Musik at Temple on October 30.

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