Album Notes - The Allergies - Promised Land
Color me intrigued when your mission statement is "making funky music is a must." Especially when said music is delivered in the form of beats, scratches, and samples via a love of classic hip-hop and the reservoir of influences that defined a genre and era(s). On Promised Land, the Bristol (England, not Connecticut) duo known as The Allergies indeed not only dispense the funk, but more so, clearly aim to purvey the good vibes.
While many artists, for good reason, may have gone introspective in light of the events and circumstances of the last year and a half, Rackabeat and DJ Moneyshot sprinted in the other direction, which is to say, they kept doing what they do. It's hard to argue against that decision. Guest spots from a few MCs spread over a handful of tracks bridge the gap between throwback soul and a rap vibe that this listener rarely finds without exerting some effort these days.
Just like that third helping of stuffing on my favorite day of the year, when it comes to Promised Land, there's nothing here to overthink. Sit back, enjoy, indulge. At this point, don't we all just want to have a little fun? The Allergies certainly are.