Jakk Wonders may hail from Johannesburg, but with the soul and funk nostalgia ridden sounds of Fifty Eight Impala, you’’ll be transported back to the 50s,70s, 80s and 90s music scene in the states.
On the 10-track album of dope instrumentals, the producer/beatsmith flawlessly flows through differing genres of music. The intro “The Fifty Eight” sets the tone with base and looping strings added to an advertisement for the aforementioned titled vehicle. Another stand out is “What I Need” a classic R&B beat with the perfectly simple hook begging some capable lyricist to hop on it. The project ends on another high note with “Refined Way” another strings loop with a beautifully placed lyric sample.
This is another quality project where Jakk Wonders proves he choses samples for his instrumentals both seamlessly and carefully. His ability to mix these classic genres of music and vintage commercials while adding a top coat of grit, leaves him in a class of his own.
Stream Fifty Eight Impala at the very top of the post, and do remember, the project is now available at all digital outlets such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp and more.