Nope, I’m not talking about the Platinum Pied Pipers here. We got another PPP, yet one with a feel good vibe guaranteed. Sydney’s Surry Hills based production duo Nick Bennett and Mason Kimber bring us exactly what we need more of nowadays. You can hear their worldwide influences, flowing from growing up in Perth, trips to Brazil and Rio de Janeiro and a 12 month stay in Brooklyn, NYC.
Collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Noelle Scaggs and Raashan Ahmad have brought them more exposure and, not unimportant, a sing-a-long morning happiness jingle like this. As described on Triple J Unearthed: ‘Paper Plane Project’s sound is all about that old-school Sunday afternoon party in the park, bringing soulful beats and vibes back into the realm of hip-hop and beyond.’ That’s that, and I have nothing left to add.
This track is from Pacific Connection and has also been featured on Raashan Ahmad’s new For What You’ve Lost. My other favorite is Happiness Is Love with Aloe Blacc. Their last mixtape Miles Apart was released December ’11 and can be listened to at their bandcamp.
Much love from Amsterdam to Sydney XN.