Chiddy Bang – Handclaps and Guitars
Chiddy Bang is certainly not one of those artists that we feel a mission to bring exposure to. The duo has traveled the now familiar track of internet releases gone viral translating into major label deal. Today was the first I heard of the group on the news of their Virgin Records release, Breakfast, dropping this past Tuesday. They’ve released singles, as well as mixtapes, but this is their first official release. It melds so many components that make it so appealing. It’s well-crafted but accessible, poppy but with an indie sensibility, the production is fantastic and Chidera “Proto” Anamege has a superb flow. “Handclaps & Guitars” is such a great track that embodies all of those qualities. Perhaps this is the bridge that backpackers and radio zombies have been waiting for . . . everyone’s going to enjoy this party.