By: Mara Mannella
Blunt Force has a sound that hooks fans with its energy and keeps them satisfied with the pair's musical prowess. Their just-released Winter Tour Mix, available on Soundcloud, is a futuristic, euphoric trip, from the bright horns of Big G and GRiZ to the subtle, gritty Brooklyn banter of Biggie and Jay Z. Blunt Force loads up their magic carpet for a 60-minute ride of funk and doesn’t quit through 35 tracks, including original crowd-pleasers like “A Brighter Tomorrow” and “Differences.”
The sampling throughout the mix is calculated and mesmerizing, taking the listener on a joyous journey that demands head bobbing. Seamlessly touching on everything from house to soul to hip-hop, Blunt Force is anything but stagnant. The duo of Brian Gustafson and Deniz Baykal is coming off its first major tour that took them to venues across the nation including a talent-soaked homecoming show in Austin, TX with a lineup that included beat innovators Crywolf and Savoy.
With a few more shows booked for March and a return to Euphoria Music Festival in April, Blunt Force then prepares to take the west coast by storm June 2-4 at The Untz Festival in the northern California hamlet of Mariposa. With a follow up release to 2014’s EP A Brighter Tomorrow expected this spring, Blunt Force will surely be ready to wow fans with some new material. For those who can’t get enough of all things Blunt Force, The Untz Festival lineup also boasts Kinetik Force, the duo’s side project with Denver producer Kinetik Groove. Don’t miss the boat on these electrifying groove makers.
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