mfp - Natural LawR2 Records
Masaki Konagi, aka MFP first caught our attention when he appeared on Gilles Peterson's "Brownswood Electr*c 2". Now with his debut "Natural Law" we're serenaded with a collection of laid back hip-hop beats and infectious synth laden grooves. MFP (Mindfullpeace) has assembled some notable collaborators to bring out the best in his compositions. The aptly titled "Your Warmth" kicks off the disc with warm and hazy synths and a catchy drum snare beat. The title track is drenched in LA funk and features Melbourne based vocalist Alien. Simon Mavin of Hiatus Kaiyote adds beautiful electronic piano melodies to "Darlin Darlin". Other notable contributors include Sauce 81, Natalie Slade and rapper Stan Smith. Masaki becomes one with nature and delivers an organic collection where the warm vibes get inside your body and puts you in a good headspace.
Reg Dancy, 03/21