Don Kutta, “Saturday”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 07.07.14 in Listen to This

Here’s a lovely little piece of throwback boom-bap to start your Monday. Detroit native and producer Don Kutta’s Red Kool-Aid EP offers a sun-warmed dose of gentle soul-rap that lets some golden J Dilla late-summer-light stream through. The drums are soft, the keyboard twinkle like 70s children’s television, and Don Kutta’s voice is buttery and low, slightly reminiscent of Charli 2Na from Jurassic 5. He rolls out some nice, tongue-tripping little turns of phrase as well (“When venom put a hit on innocence”). Infectious and simple and modestly joyful.