没有灵魂的工程师
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没有灵魂的工程师

2015/07/08
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15 songs
Unlike a majority of rap crews in Taiwan, Juzzy Orange comprises a powerhouse of capable songwriters and producers, including four talented beatmakers whose productivity often precedes the songwriters’ demands. GoodieK’s much sought-after beats has also put him in the map as one of the most popular composers in the nation. Housing an abundance of material, it was only natural that GoodieK was chosen as Juzzy Orange’s second full album release, sparking the subsequent initiation of the Soulless Engineer project.

Despite its title, GoodieK’s debut album is anything but soulless. Infused with the soulful sounds of jazz, A Soulless Engineer is a one of a kind Hip-Hop masterpiece created with fresh beats and soothing rhythms. It is a meld of smooth and melodic grooves signature to Juzzy Orange’s original style.

In this album, GoodieK’s soulful beats have been paired with the best in Taiwan’s hip hop scene. This includes the legendary rapper Ill Mo, the sassy smoky vocals of Lady Djavan, supreme lyricists Formo Sir, Jayson, and Shian, Kung Fu Entertainment’s PoeTeK and RPG, as well as MC Drix from Brittany, France. The majority of the album sings of Juzzy Orange's signature sounds of the "beattape and vocal album" themed around the urban scenery. While "Monday Blue" depicts the mundane life of a white-collar office worker, tracks like "Taipei, Taipei" and "Sleepyheadz" draw attention to life after working hours. “Superhumans,” meanwhile, is a track created specifically to reflect GoodieK’s double roles as the contradictory engineer and musician. Finally, “Keep It Real My Ass” contemplates what the true meaning of Hip-Hop is in Taiwan.

In all, A Soulless Engineer reflects the good, the bad, and everything in between life in the city for a young, struggling musician trying to make it in the Hip-Hop industry. Beneath its relaxed tones are the souls of this generation’s struggle balancing between dream and reality.

“Taipei, Taipei” (feat. Fromo Sir, RPG, and PoeTeK)

In this track, Taipei City is depicted through the eyes of three individuals--Formo Sir the American diaspora, RPG the non-local Taipei resident from southern Taiwan, and PoeTeK, the rapper who was born and raised in the heart of Formosa’s special municipality. Lined against the standpoints from interviews of passersby, the three unique and sometimes contradicting views delineate the city as the diverse and vibrant metropolitan that it is.

Keep It Real My Ass (feat. RPG)

At the turn of the millennium, Hip-Hop's widespread popularity in Taiwan brought about the debate as to the true meaning of Hip-Hop. As Taiwan’s first generation Hip-Hoppers argued that Hip-Hop was more than just a musical genre but “an attitude towards life in general,” the youngsters soon found themselves giving in to reality after graduation. “Keep it Real My Ass” reflects just this mentality as RPG talks about the lights, camera, and glamorous action on stage, and the lack thereof outside of the spotlight.

Sleepyheadz (feat. Ill Mo)

A late night monologue in the solitude of one’s room, "Sleepyheadz" is a self-reflective dialogue with oneself in the depth of the night. After hours of contemplation, the narrator finally gives in to dreams and slumber, and with the help of much needed rest, the lyricist gets ready for the next day to come.

Monday Blue (feat. Lady Djavan, DaFellaz and HerbJazz)

As its name suggests, “Monday Blue” is an expression of what we all feel returning from a fun and relaxing weekend away from work. With DaFellaz' Jayson & Shian on the mic, Lady Djavan on vocals, and HerbJazz on the saxophone, the track is the perfect expression of what we all feel on this gruesome day of the week if not the cure to our ailments.

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    2015/07/08