MP3: Tynethys – “Humpday”
ACCLAIM Premieres Sparkly Single “Humpday” From Upcoming Sophomore Album Thyluxe
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
Wednesday wasn’t ever our favorite day of the week, but Tynethys might have just changed our minds. In his new single, “Humpday,” premiered by ACCLAIM Magazine, the 24-year-old Sacramento rapper/producer cleverly conjures up a more exciting meaning for the term. Double-entendres aside, the track’s sparkly synths, retro drums, and catchy, auto-tuned hooks make a statement that Tynethys, who has opened for Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, and Evidence, is a force to be reckoned with. He says of his creative process when making the single: “I never know what I’m ’bout to make until I make it, but a n*gga was playin’ Hotline Miami and burnin’ some good. Also, it was a Wednesday.”
“Humpday” is the first official single from Thyluxe, Tynethys’ forthcoming sophomore album. This album will follow the success of his debut album, Lost Angeles, and last fall’s collaborative mixtape with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz.
Check out the ACCLAIM premiere here: http://www.acclaimmag.com/music/listen-tynethys-humpday-premier-single/
Stream “Humpday” here: https://soundcloud.com/tynethys/humpday/
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.
“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/