I love randomly coming across something I’ve never heard of only to find out it’s made by someone I actually know and already respect. That’s the case with Baio, who’s full name is Chris Baio, and you probably already know him as the bass player in Vampire Weekend. A couple months back Chris released an EP called Sunburn; three tracks of dance-y, sun drenched music that I’ve had on repeat for the last day. If you could sort of imagine the upbeat energy of a Vampire Weekend transferred into a few vocal-less dance tracks with steady beats, that’s what you’d get. It’s a great sound, and I’m pretty excited that I came across this EP.
Also, if you have the time, I’d suggest you read this interview Chris did with John Taylor for Interview Magazine. It’s pretty great and there’s lots of fun anecdotes, like the fact that Chris’ cousin is Scott Baio and that he’s trying to buy a hockey jersey for his cat. And if you want even more music from Chris you should check out his SoundCloud page and listen to these mixes he put together. It’s what I’ll be listening to tomorrow.