New single Jazz Brak – “QUICKSANDS” (feat. Absolem)

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After the powerful solo album that Jazz Brak released earlier this year, he is now releasing new solo work. This time Jazz invites the Liège-Brussels rapper Absolem – ‘Abso without Absolut’ – to amplify his track. The duo throws their bars over a beat by Dee Eye, who previously collaborated with Roméo Elvis.

Dee Eye keeps it simple for this beat: keys provide the melody over boom bap inspired breaks. Not too much filler, but that leaves room for Jazz to rap in his well-known style. We’re going to be honest: the man has a voice to rap and an even sharper tongue. Jazz’s flow flows smoothly into Absolem, who delivers a verse in French. Brussels still remains a great inspiration for Jazz and the rest of the STIKSTOF crew – and also the base – but we have known that for some time now. The fact that this is announced again in “SABLES MOUVANTS” is a bit too much. It is clear that Brussels is a hotbed of creativity. However, are people still waiting for yet another issue about doing ‘gangster shit’ in Brussels?

“SABLES MOUVANTS” is a good song in itself that sounds pure and sincere and is on par with other work by Jazz Brak. The choice to ask Absolem for a feature is also completely in line with the song. It is therefore a pity that the lyrics do not breathe fresh air into Brak’s oeuvre thematically.

Jazz Brak will be touring Flanders in the coming weeks. You can spot him today during, among other things Brussel Broston 06/10 te China Street in Ghent, on 17/10 in The Depot in Leuven, on 25/10 in Cactus ClubBruges and on 1/11 in Antwerp Trix.

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