Goo is the Geneva-based
DJ/producer Le Gooster, who helped promote the Swiss
hip hop scene by forming the Five Star collective
His tracks were first presented in the States in
1997 on the Five Star Galaxy compilation released
by Shadow Records, who also released his subsequent
debut, Zig Zag Zen.
Le Gooster's downtempo instrumental hip hop displayed
the kind of creatively arrangements associated with
DJ Krush and the early Mo Wax crew.
years on he now runs his own label, Synchrovision,
producing high quality tracks bringing together
filmic strings & beats, warm acoustic vibes and
layers of voices.
his French cousins Goo likes the quasi narrative
quality of the MC, who's cliched patter is often
best left to the live party experience.
But in a track like "Maintain Flavor," nicely
placed MC bytes support a dreamy female vocal
while a Lalo Schriffin-style clavinet riff creates
a suspenseful mood.
Goo's arrangements also bring a new psychological
angle to a ragga rap, contrasting reverberant
vibes with alien electronix while MC JP flips
on the patois in "Offishall Chamberlain."
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