Music is my job. I run a record label, I produce tracks and I gig. When something that we generally think of as a pastime becomes a profession, it can occasionally become akin to punching the clock. That’s why I cherish the moments in my constant digging for new sounds that I come across something purely joyful. It’s a reminder to never forget to have fun. That’s what Louis Cole‘s work has been for me for the last few years.
I’ve been running Louis Cole’s 2018 album Time on loop lately but when it comes to sharing his work, my links are always of his brilliant live clips. “F it Up” is what happens when someone rents an AirBnB and does way too much, except in this case it’s way too much funk instead of a destructive, raging party.
YouTube is a place where Cole learned to package his emerging style into career advancing viral content. “F it Up” is one of those songs that visually benefits the most from his lo-fi, DIY, future retro approach. A rollicking high tempo jazz-funk groove, heavy fusion chops and some endearing David Byrne meets Phil Collins weirdness are the ingredients to get you started down the joyful rabbit hole that is Louis Cole’s body of work. Just make sure you have headphones on if listening at work.