The Go! Team – Cookie Scene (Memphis Industries)

The Go! Team – Cookie Scene (Memphis Industries)

The Go! Team are back with new single Cookie Scene blending a hip hop flute groove with DIY percussion and laser zaps and bleeps. 

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The Go! TeamArtist: The Go! Team
Track: Cookie Scene
Label: Memphis Industries
Released: 13 July 2020
Find it: Spotify  | Bandcamp

“I wanted to mix the street corner with the intergalactic, to take Detroit to outer space.”

With flute locking in a groove percussion and laser zaps dance around each other in the musical air. It’s summertime and there’s a new track from The Go! Team to give us blue skies, hot afternoons fading into sultry nights, and a beat to bounce to.

Complex and captivating the arrangement provides the perfect framework onto which Detroit rapper IndigoYaj can build. Lyrically, vocally and musically this track is a dance but never feels anything less than organic. Hyper colourful and with the optimistic infatuation of the possibilities of space in the laser zaps and ray gun bleeps it’s nevertheless tied reality and makes the most of what’s at hand with ‘junk shop’ percussion providing an earthy foil.

‘Who’s gonna stop me from causing this commotion / I want everybody to feel like me, broken’

Multi- instrumentalist and vocalist Ian Parton pegged the track as a blend of Detroit and outer space, and went on to say, “The stripped back swinging percussion of ‘Iko Iko’ by the Dixie Cups and the loud crunchy shaker in Salt-n-Pepa’s ‘Push It’ were both inspirations and I’ve always loved the way Bollywood or William Onyeabor songs would have random laser beams and electro toms popping up.”

Forever one of the most interesting bands around The Go! Team have shown no signs of slowing in their creativity or boundary pushing. The track comes ahead of their sixth album which is ‘in the works and due in 2021’, and will follow on from 2018’s Semicircle.

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