Released: Sep 2008
Label: Gold Dust
People Under the Stairs feel no need to disguise the vinyl crackle on their opening track, "Swan Fever," and that epitomizes their aesthetic: unshaven, old-school and willing to prioritize principal over sound. On Fun DMC it works more often than it doesn't. "Step Bacc" throttles forward with its clicking breakbeat, and the funky, juicy "Up to Shine" points to an era in hip-hop long before Hollis' finest changed the world. The entire album is fun, breezy and accessible.