Bandcamp described their new album ‘Phases‘ as “delightful, inside-out, Hip-Hop-influenced cockeyed Pop music, with woozy vocal harmonies and rubbery synths.” That’s a mouthful, but then again, Fringe Character has a lot to say and musically, it comes in different waves. For starters, Fringe Character is one producer and instrumentalist who surrounds himself with talented emcees, singers, and musicians. Think the jam band stylings of Jurassic 5 and the real school Hip-Hop of The Roots mixed with splashes of Trance and R&B.
Such is the case with Fringe’s new video for the single “Hydroplane” featuring Dudu Stinks and Daewong. The track is a punchy canvas for Dudu and Daewong to spit golden era bars as the visuals of anime, dance studios and bears flash in the backdrop. And while being on acid may help take in the visuals, even those in the sober-minded state can take in and appreciate this sonic journey for the ears.
For his part, Fringe Character calls the track “a quirky bass heavy slapper, with actual harmonies…”
After taking in “Hydroplane,” do yourself a favor and also check out their most recent video for the posse style cut “Pleiades.”