An offshoot of the fertile hip-hop breeding ground that is Odd Future, MellowHigh dropped its debut effort in October, and is already riding a substantial critical buzz provided by the likes of Pitchfork Media, whose critic praised the trio’s “blockbuster dystopian thriller(s)” and “huge, intimidating walls of sound.”
Comprised of Odd Future rappers Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats, and producer Left Brain, MellowHigh at once encapsulates both the heady, hybridized highs of rap’s new avant-garde, and the lowest common denominator “party anthem” style favored by Odd Future. The result is a compelling blend.
MellowHigh arrives in town for a show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). It’s a 16-and-over event. Tickets are $15 advance, $18 day of show (box office, www.ticketfly.com).
– Jeff Miers