Instrumental Hip Hop. - imagiro: i woke up and i was happy
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posted 28 Jun 2019 by Krister Axel
A personal invitation to enjoy the flavors of polyrhythm and instrumental hip hop, with a touch of morning optimism.

Sharing my love of both lowercase letters and polyrhythm, imagiro gives us a rhythmically-complex statement about finding stillness in your life. i woke up and i was happy, the latest from UK’s imagiro, delivers a compelling and eclectic blend of sampled beats, live percussion, and a bouncy sense of groove.

This is a true commitment to the figure of 3 over 4: triplet time over a straight pulse, where the added flavor extends from a deep swing on the quarter-note and the triplet side, and a sweeping sense of melody from the synthesizer. An easy sense of dynamics comes from the break, and we return to a jazz-inflection and a deeply-modulated lead synth, over a bed of funky syncopation.

i woke up and i was happy, the latest from UK’s imagiro, is a personal invitation to enjoy the flavors of polyrhythm and instrumental hip hop, with a touch of morning optimism.

August Pemberton is an 18-year-old musician and producer living in southwest UK. This song is featured on our Instrumental playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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