Can you smell that? It’s the addictive aroma of freshly baked drums, smothered with sautéed cymbals that are sprinkled with diced samples and brewed to perfection. The Chef? Centipede the Real. The dish? His latest offering, The A. Carter Show Soundtrack. Centipede infuses a variety of musical flavors to whet the appetite of the audience on this six coursed medley of savory instrumentation. This mouth-watering compilation showcases the gritty and raw talent of this upcoming master of audio cuisine.
Centipede gets things warmed up with a collection of thudding kicks, voice samples and a head nodding snare on the powerful and energetic track “I Got This”. The track features perfectly placed horn break downs and vocals that chime in and out of this selection that will leave the most finicky of emcees salivating with every key stroke. The percussion is basted with loads of warmth which is provided by an array of reverb filters and smooth frequency modulation. This track serves as the ultimate appetizer to the ultimate meal.
Next on the menu is the neck-snapping, earth shattering and exhilarating track “The Revolution is Here”. Dipped twice in batter that’s mixed with Centipede’s secret herbs and spices, the piquancy of this roaring behemoth of a track will explode in your ears, forcing your auditory nerves to react with glee. This Boom-Bap influenced track is dusted with an ambrosial string array that coats the track how Grandma’s special barbecue sauce coats her gourmet St. Louis style, open pit ribs. The track starts off with the bass line simmering in its juices and bubbles into culinary perfection as cymbals, drums and effects sizzle in unison. This dish is best served with a tall glass of flow from one of the underground’s elite emcees.
For desert, what would be more suitable than a heaping portion of the appropriately titled “End of Show”. This scrumptious pastry al a mode is made up of the core ingredients of any great Hip-Hop instrumental; an infectious bass line, concussion causing drums and a contagious sample. The combination of flavors is amazing as each element of this banger is mixed together to create an impeccable dish. The sequencing is flawless. The drums penetrate the eardrum with precision as organic sound waves filter through the audio canal in stereo. The track is topped with a scoop of Centipede’s signature voice samples which give this Latin infused track the aromatic feel of freshly cut citrus zest. This track is enjoyable and is one that can wear out the arrows on the rewind button.
Centipede brings us an assortment of culinary delights that are enriched with mighty drum sequences and fortified with a healthy dose of phonic vitamins. His cooking techniques are rock solid as shown by his expertly crafted musical contributions. One whiff of his savory beats will make one’s mouth swell with a watering desire that will have listeners longing for more.