Professor Brian Oblivion - Like This! (7")
Professor Brian Oblivion is a producer and DJ whose sample based, boom bap style is rooted in Golden Era Hip Hop while steadily projecting towards new treatments. He recently contributed production to Homeboy Sandman’s album “Hallways,” alongside heavy hitters Oh No, DJ Spinna and Jonwayne.
The second single release from his upcoming instrumental full-length album, “Dissertations Vol.1”, Professor Brian Oblivion brings us, “Like This!”. Hard hitting drums drop once the needle hits the groove and as soon as the swing of syncopated snares gets you in the pocket, the lightness of a playful organ melody and airy synths create a well- balanced beat breakfast. Hungry for more? The bonus break is a healthy slathering of the track’s heavy percussion section; a helping so good, it’ll get you through the day. Flip to the B-side and Professor Brian Oblivion offers a more full-bodied experience with “Caution”. Dark, moody funk collides with dissonant synth swells and menacing horn stabs, warning listeners to tread lightly. “Dissertations Vol. 1” is the highly anticipated LP release that is the follow up to the professor’s debut album, “The Dark Realities of the Moment” (2011).