Afrikan Sciences, “Circuitious”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 11.11.14 in Listen to This

Deep new roller from New York’s Eric Porter Douglas, aka Afrikan Sciences — the title track from his forthcoming PAN debut, due for release in December. A veteran of the Oakland-based label Deepblak, Douglas practices an elevated production style that feels both electronic and organic, its silky keyboards and tumbling, detailed percussion loops tracing vectors between the legacy of Afrofuturism and the toolkit of bass music and hip-hop. At its core,”Circuitious” feels improvisatory — see how that snare swings into the mix around the 2:40 mark — but its focus feels serene, balanced; meditational, even.