Jonwayne – Oodles of Doodles
First heard about this man on a BTS Radio Mix which Shlohmo dropped in May 2010. I remember the track catching my attention and then trying to find the tracklist so that I could get the track. The track that caught my attention at the time was Facebomb by Jonwayne. The track was made up of all the sounds that I just love to here. I’ve been following him every since and he has collaborated with many other artists, Shlohmo being one of them. He also did a track with Mndsgn, yes Mndsgn, so you know I went crazy when I heard about this.
“Where to begin with Oodles of Doodles? A veritable behemoth of a release, it’s a beat tape consisting of 48 tracks—both old and new, heard and unheard—by Southern California producer Jonwayne. The double-disc offering clocks in at well over two hours, with cuts as short as 43 seconds and as long as six minutes, which is to say Oodles of Doodles is a record just about as varied as they come. But, surprisingly, the quality and style remains constant throughout. You could use any number of worn-out descriptors to identify Jonwayne’s sonic aesthetic—”blunted,” “wonky,” “nod-worthy,” etc.—and you wouldn’t be wrong. Like many of his beat-making peers, he favors 8-bit electronics and unquantized hip-hop rhythms, but instead of treating those sounds like ubiquitous ornamentation, they serve as the producer’s bread and butter. Tunes like “Tubes,” “Skeleton,” and “Blood Hungry Bros.” subsist purely on rickety boom-baps and blip-bloop synths (the most common pairing found on Oodles of Doodles), and are all stronger for their stripped-down arrangements. The effect is lessened considerably when Jonwayne tries to tack on a few extra bits of sonic accoutrement to his beats, as he does with the fuzzy “Bingo” or the meandering “Live at Guitar Center.” Some of the cuts with fuller arrangements—”Asbestos/Shellshock,” “Corridors,” and “Fireflies,” for instance—do manage to stand out among the rest, but the predominate high points of Jonwayne’s beat tape include some variation of a dusty bump mingling with chip-tune melodies.
Still, there’s more to the young up-and-comer’s work than Nintendo references and late snare hits, and Oodles of Doodles reps the different sides of Jonwayne aptly. “Relaxxx” and “Moving Pictures & Secret Walls” each make use of jazzy piano chords; while the former maintains the source material’s smooth and subdued vibe, the latter warps the refrain into something altogether more foreboding. And when Jonwayne tries his hand at remixing top-notch rap tunes (see: “Fugees Remix,” “Shoot Em Up Remix,” et al), it becomes glaringly apparent that his beats should be paired with fiery vocal performances more often. It’s that kind of variety found within the producer’s consistent sonic aesthetic that makes Oodles of Noodles a solid document of SoCal-bred instrumental hip-hop, one that will likely keep you bopping your skull and reaching for a spliff throughout its extended runtime. Via XLR8R. You can cop Jonwayne’s “Oodles of Doodles” on Madlib’s label, Stones Throw”
Jonwayne – F#$%STICK.
Jonwayne – Browser I (Sigma Head)
Besides making beats, Jonwayne raps as well and you can download his “This is False” mixtape. “So here is This is False, not so much a pile of songs as it is an executed concept in viewing how our surroundings change our energy and vibrations. Here, we have two very different ecosystems: My boy Zeroh’s couch, in which I was using his equipment in his setting, with him in the room at all times, and my bedroom, where I was by myself and using my own equipment in my own environment and on my own time. I can definitely hear a difference and found it interesting, so I decided to share it with you guys.” – Jonwayne
Part One: Live on Zeroh’s Couch
Play Deader (feat. Zeroh)
JWSB Bootleg #1
JWSB Bootleg #2
Sunkids (feat. Zeroh)
whatarewegonnacallit (feat. Zeroh)
Part Two: Bedroom
Accounted To, Then For
I’m a Poor Man (But Rich in the Mind)
So Delirious (feat. Avi)
DOWNLOAD: JONWAYNE – THIS IS FALSE (zip)