About a year ago we were introduced to talented Baltimore musician Dolphin, by way of his track “Young Black Mind.” Dolphin apparently has written and recorded over 50 full-length albums over the past 10 years, and it seemed we were about to get a steady stream of music from him – 2016 looks like the year that will be happening. Tonight, we premiere his latest track “Basic Life,” which is part of a unique roll-out for Dolphin’s upcoming projects. This is the first in a series of digital 12″s from Dolphin that will lead up to each of his new albums. Each single will feature one song that will appear on the next album, and one B-side (in this case, “Snakes”) which will remain exclusive to this single only. “Basic Life” will appear on Dolphin’s proper label debut, The Great Pretend, on Fresh Selects later this year.
Of his recording process and this new track, Dolphin had this to say:
I look at my recording sessions as therapy more than anything else. It’s the only time you can be completely honest with yourself but still have a vision of what you want to be, while being completely in tune to your limitations. I view it as a chance to share and explore future & ancient knowledge, which helps me find my center now.
‘Basic Life’ documents the struggles of relationship building. Materialism vs the heart. The struggle to love deeply beyond the rules of social engagement and the material. The very notion questions one’s honesty with self and their partner. How a man with nothing can be the wealthiest man in the world through love.
Cool out to “Basic Life” below (self-written and produced), and expect more soon.
I like ink and alcohol.... and I listen to music every now and then.