MP3: Tynethys – “TFZ”
SPIN Premieres Friendzone-Produced Single From Forthcoming Thyluxe Album
Critical Praise for Tynethys:
“…a new wave of pillowy-soft West Coast tunes.” – Pitchfork
“…proves that math is for losers and rap is awesome.” –Vice’s NOISEY
“…an airy, narcotic project that floats along and passes in a blur.” –The FADER
“Tynethys, aka Nicky Samuel, carries on the mantle of where that ‘cloud rap’ hype is headed, mixing analogue tricks seen and heard on old televisions and VCRs that brings out the ghosts from yesterday’s machines for the new synth terrains of today’s sonic atmospheres and introspective verses” – Impose Mag
“A noisy, post-Yeezus approach… something industrial and glitched-out.” – FACT Mag
With nothing more than a mic and a beat, Tynethys is able to shine on his latest single “TFZ,” premiered by SPIN. Tynethys isn’t your average Sac town rapper; the man is multitalented, gracing this track with his highly rhythmic style of delivery, his chilled-out harmonies, and his thought provoking lyrics. While the triple threat rapper/singer/producer Tynethys usually chooses to lace his own beats, this time he’s decided to team up with Friendzone, the production duo best known for their work on A$AP Rocky’s Long.Live.A$AP. The track perfectly compliments Tynethys’ cannabinoid style, complete with reversed instrumentation, spaced out pads, and round, echoey leads. His airy vocal arrangements send you floating through space, while the rolling bass line brings you back down to earth.
Tynethys’ upcoming album Thyluxe is set to release in April. The album will feature previously released single “Hiyah“, which was praised by FACT Mag as being the next generation of “post-Yeezus […] cloud rap.” Keep your ears open for more as the album release quickly approaches.
Listen to “TFZ” here: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/tfz-prod-by-friendzone
Check out the SPIN premiere here: http://www.spin.com/articles/tynethys-friendzone-tfz/
To hear him tell it, Sacramento’s Tynethys’ (pronounced “Teen-theez”) musical style is like “selling crack in a Sub-Zero outfit.” For the MC/producer, Mortal Kombat is just one of his inspirations, along with rap heroes Mac Dre, Kid Cudi, and T-Nutty. Producing and writing his songs in the hours between midnight and sunrise, Tynethys is a jovial, pensive creator with a stoner’s laugh and street vernacular. Tyne’s style is a fuzzy free-form that speaks not only to his worldview from his bedroom, but many like him. With the forthcoming Thyluxe, a follow-up to last year’s Lost Angeles album, Tynethys believes he’s hitting his best stride. “I feel like it is the truest representation of me. I did it without trying too hard.” Besides his own work, Tynethys appeals to many collaborators. On October 22, he released a project with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz. “I really fucked with these dudes. They came to Sacramento, and I showed up at their hotel room,” recalls Tyne, who arrived with a portable studio. Having opened for Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and Evidence, it’s only a matter of time until Tynethys transports his sound around the globe.
“Made For Me”: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/made-for-me/
“Strawberry Letter 316”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tSR0W2e7wA
Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Mixtape: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/sets/main-attrakionz-x-tynethys
Lost Angeles: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/sets/lost-angeles
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/tynethys/