Mixtape: “Main Attrakionz x Tynethys”
Bay Area Artists Main Attrakionz and Tynethys Release Collaborative Mixtape Today
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 NOISEY
Today, upstart producer Tynethys and Indie rap favorites Main Attrakionz release their new mixtape, self-titled Main Attrakionz x Tynethys. Originally scheduled for an earlier release, the Bay Area rappers and Sacramento producer hit a defining obstacle when the hard drive which had their entire album saved, crashed. Rather than re-record the old music, the three, well known for the prolific nature of their musical output, got back in the studio and recorded an entire new mixtape.
When describing the creative process, Tynethys explained it to be “simple like the title. Drugs, a whole lotta tree, some brandy wit lemonade, some vodka, drugs, a key board, and a microphone … then repeat.” He also spoke briefly about the difference between MAxT and his previous projects: ” All of my past projects would just drop with no warning, no singles, and now we are pushing singles and visuals up front and I already have seen a greater excitement from my fans and my folks.”
Main Attrakionz x Tynethys, was announced a few weeks back, with Pitchfork premiering lead single “On1.” Last week the final single “USB,” premiered on Brooklyn Vegan.
Stream the mixtape here: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/sets/main-attrakionz-x-tynethys
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 local rap heroes Mac Dre, Kid Cudi, Hasalah, C-Bo 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 Edition 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 will release a project with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz. “I really fucked with these dudes. They came to Sacramento, and I literally showed up at their hotel room with a lab,” recalls T.P., 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.
Lost Angeles: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/sets/lost-angeles
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/tynethys/