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Above A Nap: zzz’s zzz

Despite what all those “z’s” might imply, the latest from Tanukineiri Records boasts a nice skip to it. The artist zzz creates a funk-pop sound on the easy-breezy side of things across zzz, opening with the upbeat (and comically titled) “Danger Zone” before embracing handclaps and big fat synth melodies for “Baby Baby.” This style can easily turn stale and slip into laziness rather than good-times-havin’ — see, a lot of “new city pop” schlock out there — but zzz perks everything up with more fun moments like the goofy steppin’ of “Binbo” or the Beck-sampling “Good Night,” which basically feels like a copy of a copy in the best possible way. Get it here, or listen below.