Physics

Physics

First Flight

Journeys by DJ

There are several things that don’t come to mind when thinking of Sweden: jazz, funk, house. And, yet, they are all on this album. Of course, with acts like Nuspirit Helsinki, Stateless, Koop and the rap act Promoe, one should realize that there’s plenty of heat melting the icy fjord dancefloors of Scandinavia. In fact, Physics (led by Mikael Surdi and Torbjorn Olsson) is so damned hot, Journeys by DJ easily eschewed their long standing tradition of producing mix CDs to release this original album.

And, as soon as the first notes of “Give a Little Bit More” coat your speakers in a lazy funk glaze, you can easily see why. To put it simply, First Flight is one of the best dance adventures you’ll have this year. This band does not know how to misstep. They have a jazzy, funky fresh feel that will appeal to all soulful house and nu jazz fans. The vibe has a peculiar relaxed yet energetic feel. It drips with sex and haze. A truly erotic adventure (“Don’t Deny Me Love”) that is so infectious (“Flying Away” and “Believe in Love”) that penicillin can’t make it go away. Every song packs an unforgettable wallop that borders on the sublime. Hopefully, this First Flight will not be Surdi and Olsson’s last because the horizon is indeed quantumly bright for Physics.

Journeys by DJ: http://www.journeysbydj.com/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Metallica: The $24.95 Book
    Metallica: The $24.95 Book

    From an underground band that pioneered the thrash metal sound, to arguably the biggest rock act in the new millennium, Metallica has had a long and tumultuous history. Ben Apatoff scours a myriad of sources to catalog this history in his new book.

  • Araceli Lemos
    Araceli Lemos

    Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.

  • Southern Accents 55
    Southern Accents 55

    A woofin’ good time with cuts from Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Delta Moon and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid, New Mexico!

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Absurdism with a healthy dose of air conditioning.

  • Mixtape 172 :: My Old Bassist
    Mixtape 172 :: My Old Bassist

    Like pre-teens throwing every liquid into the kitchen blender and daring each other to drink the results, Woody and Jeremy fuse all manner of sounds legitimate and profane into some murky concoction that tastes surprisingly good.

From the Archives