After a successful east coast stint celebrating their latest single 'Gum', one of our favourite Jazz/Rap/Soul ensembles Butter rocked Mojos in celebration of their homecoming. Joining them on the night were Kissinger Kruz, Post Depression Makeout Session and Bexx.
BUTTER MELTS MINDS
Butter, my mind is melting. These are the sorts of thoughts running through my head as I watch what could be called a treasure trove of sound, guitars, drums, brass, synth and more damn good vibes than you could poke a stick at.
This band is silky smooth, delivering fun track after fun track, front man Payet does his best to smash vocals with his deep deep voice box intent on charming the establishment senseless.
With just enough room to move on stage Payet is still able to jam hard, stomping to the beat and revelling in the magic that is surrounding him, he looks like he is in heaven and the crowd is loving it right there with him.
It is clear these guys spend a lot of time rehearsing as they offer a seamlessly flawless delivery with a blend of elements such as jazz, Big Band, Hip Hop, Alt Rock, funk and soul.
It’s all there folks, laid down in an even spread, even ya mum would be proud.
Butter are fast becoming the talk of the town and it’s easy to see why.
KISSINGER KRUZ BRING THE HEAT
Kissinger Kruze, what can I say? Nothin but stone cold urban beats. Hip Hop has never been so Perth! This duo are bringing it home tonight, whole floor filled, everybody’s feeling the swagger these two bring, loud subs, phat kicks drums, tight snares and plenty more, what can be more hip hop? Cruze Patterson’s flow is impeccable, he makes me want to start rhyming myself. Siping away on what looks like cognac, Cruze has no problem flawlessly murdering this microphone.
It actually feels like I stepped onto a Hip Hop video set with the sound they are projecting in this room. His rapping style is sporadic and on point, I think we just found the next kendrick, seriously these tracks are in that realm of class, style and technicality.
It’s not too long before Cruze is joined on the microphone by his accomplices in crime Kissinger and they are nothing short of impressive in their own right. Again the talent being brought is on par and helps build up the show to a pinnacle. The collaboration between these artists was a warming sight to see and I do hope to see some more of this action soon.
GET LOST IN A DREAM WITH ‘POST DEPRESSION MAKEOUT SESSION’
A few technical difficulties didn’t stop Post Depression Makeout Session from lighting the room up, their dreamy guitars filling the venue to the brim washing you away up out of the roof.
Their vibrant frontman Shaquille has you gripped and in his grasp as he brings the whole ensemble together to deliver a sound straight out of alt rock Narnia.
Their style is likened to a dreamy chaos counterweighted way a more sensible rhythm and melody and feel like this group are totally at home when on stage thrashing out these tunes.
Heavy and loud delay is a favourite of all, especially this bunch of guitarists, synths add a touch of electricity to top the set that offers good body to the overall sound and helps round out the mood.
Just when you think it can’t get much better. They slow it down, what!? Guitars are moaning, Shaq is moaning, the sound is sweet bliss, never a band to let you get bored a change is around every corner PDMS are kicking ass.
One particularly bass heavy track has me wanting more, with its dream feels, then snap into awake/alert mode with its high tempo, making sure you don’t miss a beat.
BEXX STIRS UP A STORM
Did someone say Hip Hop Fem duo? Yes, yes they did! And I second that call. Bexx launched into their set offering stormy beats that drove pretty hard, It was my first time witnessing a female duo take on a rap set, a skill that most people underestimate, however these two tore it up big time.
Their sound packs a nice punch with heavy sub action well balanced with high and mid synths and a few interesting snare and percussion sounds happening throughout the set, IMO pretty phat beats. Rapping is no easy feat but bexx were back and forth like a hot potato on the mic. It was humbling and inspiring to watch these two as they killed this set.
We all know opening a night is tough on the first band or artist of the night, Baxx made it look easy proving to be a crowd pleaser from the get go, Bexx are a real a room warmer I would definitely catch live again any time.
Slowing things down a bit with a rolling beat this enthralling pair had the whole crowd swaying, offering a large vocal works with a catchy hook to top it all off, Impressive ending to a well rounded set, defs worth a look in folks!
Reviewer - Mick Bowers