Chinatown Slalom â Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Liverpoolâs own, Chinatown Slalom, have released their incredibly diverse and eclectic debut album, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? To say the least, it is next to impossible to nail down this bandâs âgenreâ. The project features sample-heavy boom bap beats on songs like Where U At? and Dr Marvelo & His Best Friend Corkie, while also including crooning, guitar-laden ballads like Just Love, and more synthesizer-driven electronic tracks like Rickyâs Song. Vocally, the band adopts an incredibly unique style, alternating between heavily filtered and processed verses, layered vocals, and certain tracks, most significantly 8:30 and Dreams, that sound more like Paul McCartney and Jai Paul took hallucinogens together and recorded an entire album in the desert (but in the best way, of course). If there could be one track to sum up their sound, it would be one that bears this projectâs title, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. It incorporates all of these distinctive aspects of their music in a way that comes together to form one of the most refreshing and progressive pieces of music in recent years. All things considered, more people need to be listening to Chinatown Slalom.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and that is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound love for analytics combine perfectly and serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm.