“Take a Chance”, the last single from DOMi & JD Beck’s debut album Not tightsees the duo sing a sweet chorus between Anderson .Paak’s verses.
Fresh and prodigious jazz duo DOMi & JD Beck went out, “Trying your luck”, another dynamic and tangy single and video leading up to their debut album, Not tight. Released on July 29, the album will be the first of Anderson .Paak’s new label, APESHIT Inc.
“If you wanted to know more about DOMi & JD Beck… you had to visit their website, click on a saxophone-playing rat and read a story about a 12-year-old physicist (Domi Louna) and a 6-year-old sheep researcher (JD Beck),” reads the APESHIT website if you follow a button ad. prominent “MEET THE KDIS. The duo’s often instrument-focused sound is every bit as carefree and almost silly as you’d expect when searching for audio files behind a spinning rat with a sax.
The duo’s propensity for intricate technical soundscapes applied to “Take a Chance” ambience and radio, shows .Paak’s hand in curating and producing at its best and most on the nose. The track differs from other singles by immediately opening up to vocals. .Paak’s soft, deliberate raps float above DOMi’s bright keys and Beck’s clattering drums, dropping bars about “doing stupid shit just for reaction” that make the children’s mischievous youth feel rubbed off on him.
As the children exit a bus, an impatient .Paak greets them, checks their luggage, and they set off into a setting sun. A late-night snack break during the ride brings two surprises. Swimming in the beat, the track’s chorus is a poppy harmony shared by the typically instrumental duo, and while they’re distracted, their luggage is stolen from the back of the parked car.
Going on a chase while the choir plays brings a sense of bonding to the three travelers. They find the robbers, Beck unexpectedly firing an oversized revolver in the air and nearly dropping it, collect their luggage and drive off into the night, literally leaving one of the robbers with his pants down. As the excitement of the chase fades and the night and journey lengthen, DOMi and Beck settle into a restless sleep, their heads bouncing off the car window, as .Paak continues to drive. , shaking off a yawn. It brings a fatherly touch to the sometimes lively label head and acclaimed musician.
Driving all night, they arrive at their destination and reveal that the luggage contains three treasures to be used as a bribe for an initially unimpressed immigration officer played by. Kerwin Frost. The first, a suitcase of gold and jewels. The next, a sports bag containing strips of tickets. The latest, an immaculate pressing of DOMi & JD Beck’s forthcoming album, Not tightreleased July 29.