From The Key’s John Vettesse:
“Coming together back in 2015, Philly duo Trap Rabbit were influenced by renowned jazz trumpeter Christian Scott. The musician introduced the concept of ‘stretch music’, which is described as taking one’s creative vocabulary and stretching it to include as much style and range as possible. Arjun Dube’s complex drumbeats are prominently present in the band’s work, propping up and goading on Logan Roth’s expressionistic keyboard playing. It’s rooted in freewheeling jazz improvisation, but also lively hip-hop energy; sleek and suave disco grooves, and also laid-back funk. In the spirit of Medeski, Martin and Wood and Badbadnotgood, Trap Rabbit delivers raw and explosive instrumentals that hit a spectrum of stylistic touchpoints.
Trap Rabbit released their debut EP, Empress, a compelling four-song set produced and engineered by Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) at his studio in Villanova. The songs cavort from serene openings to cathartic crescendos. Tight grooves to a loose freeform melee and even touches of modern classical.”
Today, Trap Rabbit are premiering their new single “Chunnel Through the Garden.” According to the duo, the track was improvised on the spot, with only small sound effects added after the initial recording. It’s a track about motion, movement, and transitions; it’s about the ability to constantly be moving forward and changing for the best while staying true to your roots. The track was heavily influenced by London keys/drums duo, Yussef Kamaal.
“Chunnel Through the Garden” will be featured on Trap Rabbit’s upcoming EP Songs About Worms.