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Ammoncontact is a duo, Carlos Niño & Fabian Ammon Alston, originally from Los Angeles, USARead More...
Heavy, funky, groove-based minimalism with a dash of cosmic Black Power politics, a love of jazz and enough bass to flatten planets - that's the Ammoncontact formula. Although to call it a formula is to deny just how many different shapes "instrumental hip hop" can be squeezed and formed into over 34 minutes. "Omniverse" parts 1 and 2 are examples of Niño's hybrid production style, which fuses drum machine programming, sampling, live instrumentation and voices. "Futuro" and "A Satelitte's Return" are classic cut-em-up, sample-chop constructions by Fabian Ammon that Niño arranges with a film editor's eye for the cinematic. "Naeem" (named for Ammon's new son) is a clear-eyed afro-funk shuffler. "My People" sees the return of Lil Sci (originally of Scienz of Life) dropping consciousness over a marimba-driven beat, while "Temple Jam" feature's another Niño project, the big band Build An Ark.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Infinity of Rhythm Instrumental - 37,526 plays
- Fun Is For Funky - 24,760 plays
- Elevation - 23,793 plays
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- Healing Vibrations - 20,816 plays
- Wu Woomp Woomp - 19,539 plays
- One For Ayler - 18,710 plays
- Dreamy - 19,277 plays
- Through the Moon - 18,970 plays
- Naeem - 15,071 plays