Emilio Acevedo, Jay De La Cueva and Julian Lede pillage retro sounds and craft their own with equally giddy abandon. These ostensibly ephemeral little glimpses of the future of the booty actually manage to crawl their way into your craw enough to find you singing along with ’em on the commute home. That’s a testament to the deceptive simplicity and the tractor beam of Titan’s flawless feel for rhythm.
With titles such as "C’mon Feel the Noise" (in which they actually sample the "Starsky and Hutch" theme), "1000 Ninjas" and "La Frequencia del Amor," it’s no secret that the lads aren’t harboring any artful pretensions. Rather, they’re making art from sources utterly without pretense. The fat, wiggly synthetic musical day-trips were recorded with the aid of a pedigreed cadre of producers including Craig Borrell and Ross Harris (aka Sukia) and Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead main man Michael Franti. The lucky 12 readers who actually still own records by these artists can appreciate what these folks bring to the turntable. When Titan lays the grooves on sunny side very much up, you just know it’s got sol. Get squiggly wit’ it!
Chris Handyside writes about music for the Metro Times. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.