"quest to the west"
by sage Armstrong
Fresh from getting his ‘Ass Out’ for Dirtybird’s ‘New Year Special’ just weeks ago, Sage Armstrong returns to the coop with two more deliciously sleazy funk fusions...
Heads turned since his label debut ‘What’s Yo Tempetcha?’ last summer on the Dirtybird BBQ collection: Sage is fast becoming one of the label’s most distinctive characters. His slurring south-western drawl delivering steamy narratives and his heady fusion of hip-hop, booty bass, and tech funk give a cool confidence that’s seldom seen at such an early stage of an artist’s career.
Case in point: ‘She Smokin’. A track – co-penned with his longstanding studio wingman Bot – it rolls with an unhurried broken kick arrangement and intoxicating subs while Sage paints a classic picture of lust at first sigh. His steamy saga builds with the slick synth fills and broad bass.
Another case in point: ‘Quest To The West’. Here Sage gets personal as he notates his transition from east to west. Written just days after he relocated from Florida to LA, Sage runs us through his adventure through a sun-baked soft-focus haze.
Already tried and tested by Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and Sage himself, ‘She Smokin’ sets the tone for what’s set to be Sage’s most exciting year to date. Remember where you heard him first.