After the amount of teasing we gave this project, you know that we weren’t going to miss the biggest part of the drop! On our latest visit over to Electric Hawk we are checking out Cognac & Cigars, the latest EP from Nu Strut. A creative project created by Texan multi-instrumentalist Brent Pinero, Nu Strut was born once Pinero began experimenting with electronic music back in 2016. Pinero began his musical journey fourteen years ago as a member of multiple bands where he discovered his love for Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop- and Neo-Soul. Once electronic music was introduced into the fray, Pinero found inspiration from genre-benders like Gramatik, LSDREAM, and KOAN Sound. In order to re-introduce funk back into the newer generation of listeners, Pinero developed his own version of feel-good bass and Nu Strut was born. Recently Nu Strut made his live debut via Electric Hawks’ Virtual Harmony Festival and released a spirited remix of Au5 & Nasty Purple’s “Funk Ain’t Even.”
Hell yes, we’ve definitely been waiting for Cognac & Cigars for a hot minute, but we’re glad it is finally here. We’ve already received a quick look into the EP’s tracklist including the bangers “Pornstache” with Wreckno, “You“, and “BUSSIT“, but now we can dive so much deeper. Cognac & Cigars is Nu Strut’s way of re-introducing the addictive beats and sounds of nu-disco back into our daily rotation while at the same time using a bass music framework to build upon. This EP makes us feel like we are transported back into the 1970s, with Nu Strur as our guide providing the score to our adventure. Overflowing with retro funky beats/melodies all while being contained with a groovy bassline, eatch track on Cognac & Cigars stands out is a must for lounge music lovers. Let’s face it, if you are into any form of nu-disco or this new wave of groovy lounge music, Cognac & Cigars needs to be in your rotation ASAP.
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