Secret Sidewalk / Primal Dap
Album:Primal Dap Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Secret Sidewalk Added:Jan 2020
Label:Primal Dap Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2020-01-22 Pull Date:2020-05-06 Charts:Hip-Hop
Week Ending:Mar 1Feb 16Feb 9Jan 26

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 04, 2021:Run-Away-Radio (rebroadcast from Feb 6, 2020)
Miracle Alien Cookies Mach Five
4.Feb 27, 2020:Run-Away-Radio
2.Aug 14, 2021:Hanging in the bone yard
5.Feb 13, 2020:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
3.Feb 27, 2020:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
6.Feb 06, 2020:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Common Core

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2020-01-18 
Secret Sidewalk - Primal Dap (Primal Dap Sound)

Experimental instrumental hip-hop. Latest release from Bay Area locals, and first on their own label. Funky, jazzy, spacey, mellow. Good for late nights, early mornings, soundbeds, or transitions. FCC clean. Faves: 4, 8, 10, 12 ~eme o

1. Descrambler (2:13) - Midtempo. Ambient beginning, space sounds. Then moves into a more rhythmic, more organic space. Flute enters ~1:30. Feels like an intro.

2. Harp (4:15) - Slowish, mello. Harp to start. Cricket sounds, followed by drums, intense purring, bird sounds. Guitar enters ~1:15. 70s jazz meets turntable. Head-nodder.

3. Koi Palace (4:18) - Slow to Mid. Inorganic nature sounds, video game environment. Flute enters ~0:50. 70s jazzy trumpet meets a slowed-down Knight Rider theme. Tempo changes, some ambience.

4. *Miracle Alien Cookies Mach 5 (3:45) - Slow. Turntables, space sounds. Electric(?) flute. Drowsy/muzzy feeling.

5. Ripken (2:30) - Mid-slow. Head-sliding rhythm. Slow laser fire, keyboard space battle. Saxophone enters ~1:03.

6. Yaaugh (3:02) - Spoken word intro. Laser sounds, strong drum presence, almost danceable.

7. Common Core (3:19) - Midtempo. Funk jazzy. Galumphing rhythm, skittery, floaty sounds on top. Saxophone enters ~1:14. Tempo change ~2:30. Speed increases, turntable enters, then flute.

8. *Channel 9 (1:49) - Slow. Space sounds. Finger-snapping rhythm. Tinkling, starlight percussion.

9. Whiskey Highball (0:58) - Quiet entrance, rubber band rhythm, jazz saxophone. Ends without quite going anywhere. Maybe play with the next track.

10. *Rill Swill (1:23) - Picks up directly from previous track though slower rhythm. Still that kind of rubber band sound.

11. Sometimes (2:29) - Keyboard opener, dawning sound. Mid-slow 70s jazz, like a post-soporific Fela, with space sounds.

12. *So Underground (3:56) - Mid-slow. Clicking percussion is soft, fast-ish but the overall feeling is mellow, winding down.

Track Listing
1.Descrambler 7.Common Core
2.Harp 8.Channel 9
3.Koi Palace 9.Whiskey Highball
4.Miracle Alien Cookies Mach Five 10.Rill Swill
5.Ripken 11.Sometimes
6.Yaaugh 12.So Underground