Surly / Trip To Warsaw Ep
Album: Trip To Warsaw Ep   Collection:General
Artist:Surly   Added:Oct 2018
Label:Polish Juke  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-10-24 Pull Date: 2018-12-26 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Dec 30 Dec 16 Nov 18 Nov 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 31, 2018: New Years 10-11pm! Yew!
4. Dec 24, 2018: Pumping Iron
Trip To Warsaw (Intro)
2. Dec 30, 2018: ad hoc variety show
5. Dec 15, 2018: Music Casserole
Train To Lodz
3. Dec 27, 2018: Nowhere Local
6. Nov 13, 2018: Nowhere Local

Album Review
Alex Mejía
Reviewed 2018-10-09
Surly - Trip To Warsaw
Reviewed by Chano

Polish jazz meets bouncy electronic/juke/footwork music? Very cool sounds on this EP from New Zealand producer based out of California. Both accessible and dynamic in a way that would make it fit in with a variety of genres on your show. Play this along with some jazz, or hip hop, or electronic music of a variety of types and add to the vibe. Play these jams!

FCCs: 4 (a number of F bombs), 5 (more F bombs)
Favorites: 2, 3, 6,
RIYL: DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, RZA, DJ Rashad, Dilla, Madlib,

1. “Trip to Warsaw (Intro)” - 1:04 - Short intro with midtempo piano, meditative lead vocals, and other sampled vocals coming in panned. An exciting teaser of what’s to come.
2. “Thirteen” - 4:09 - 90s sounding east coast piano loop starts it off; sounds like Gangstarr or the like. Dope. Drums come in at 0:50sec in and things sound more abstract; another piano comes in. Interesting mix of chill vibe samples + chaotic drums, but drum sample sounds very analog/organic rather than super processed/tinny. Piano gets chopped up different about 2:30 in.
3. “4Q 510-511” - 4:08 - driving percussive/bass sample leads into contemplative horns; very tinny juke-y snare comes in; lots of jukey/footwork breakdowns and switch ups on the beat here, but the horns keep the vibe jazzy throughout.
4. “Scare Em to Death” - 4:10 - vocal sample comes in aggressive in the beginning; very jukey footwork vibe from the beginning; there’s a “fuck” around 50seconds unfortunately (maybe this can be edited out). Intense battle vibe on this. The kick drums sound muted in a really nice way. Lots of space for the other samples - vocals, percussive, bassline, guitar, horns - to breathe. Another “fuck” at about 2:20, and 3:55ish.
5. “Wait Til the Stick Comes” - 3:38 - uptempo footwork vibe with vocal sample; critique of police. Lots of F bombs, so it’s not FCC friendly. Safe harbor only unless it gets edited.
6. “Train to Lodz” - 5:15 - dramatic plucked instrument (guitar?) sample; drums and sub bass bring in tension. Drum rolls sound drum-and-bassy. Breakdown at 1:20in. String samples keep the tension up while the drums come in and out. Very cool vibe. Another breakdown around 3:30 and bass pulses and drum rolls interact intensely gentle cymbal sounds.

Track Listing
1. Trip To Warsaw (Intro)   4. Scare Em To Death
2. Thirteen   5. Wait Til The Stick Comes
3. 4q 510-511   6. Train To Lodz