AFROMAN and BLAZAR, “Step It Up”
While nominally seen as a one-hit wonder, Palmdale, California native Afroman has actually had a successful 30 year career which culminated in 2001 with the Top 15, Grammy-nominated stoner hit “Because I Got High”. Now signed with BLAZAR’s Cosmic Wire imprint in collaboration with AntiFragile Music, Afroman has teamed up with Washington state native label head for “Step It Up”. The song is a refreshing throwback in some ways, with a totally kick-ass bassline that anchors it. With a solid all-round pop background, BLAZAR’s voice can adapt to any style, whether it’s the early 2000’s flavoured alt.rock of this past spring’s “Enough” (with DJ Chophead), or the Soft Cell/Duran Duran new wave flavours that he sprinkles throughout “Step It Up”. In this synchronistic collaboration, Afroman’s rap really gels in the second part of the song, making it easy for you to continue just enjoying the ride and digging that bassline groove.