Colombian dynamos Monsieur Job introduces their new album, W.T.F!, encompassing 120 tracks reflecting Monsieur Job’s eclectic sound., including hip-hop, R&B, trap, reggaeton, drum and bass, dance, funk, soul, jazz, classical, rock, pop, and ambient.
Artists appearing on the album include Benjamin Mosquera, Ruben Aragon, Miguel Salazar, Laura Viteri, Camilo Mina, David Guerra, and Abstain Caviedes, as well as Carlos Zapata and Eduardo Manuel, who tour with Groupo Niche.
Initially, Monsieur Job was the solo project of Toby Holguin, who released Bass Pa$$i, an album of chill electronic music, followed by deciding to form a band with Leo Jaramillo of Bogota, Colombia. The pair expanded their sound, adding flavors of groovy tropical and Latin music, sans any regard for stylistic considerations.
Their debut release, “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow,” topped the Euro Indie Music chart for more than two months, followed by a series of chart-topping singles. Two more albums dropped in 2019, Zona de Dropeo and Revisited 2000, resulting in 11 singles hitting Billboard’s Top 10. So far this year, Monsieur Job has released eight Billboard hits on the Latin Digital Sales list.
From a purely subjective viewpoint, entry points on W.T.F.! include “Peace Piece,” a beautiful jazz-laced classical song featuring distant horns and an elegant piano. Whereas “Backstabbers,” another alluring jazz-flavored track rolls out on undulating surfaces, rippling with cool trumpet savors.
“Mighty High,” a roots reggae number, travels on a potent, mid-tempo groove topped by dreamy vocals. Smooth Latin hip-hop defines “Bang Bang,” while “Malevo Maleva” pushes out shimmering hues of Spanish rock, rife with scrummy coloration and a contagious rhythm.
“Like An Animal,” Monsieur Job’s wonderful version of NIN’s iconic song, pumps out hip-hop muscle supporting a fat bassline accented by luminous plucking strings. “La Distancia” opens on eerie trickling colors, and then flows into a slow, low, and banging hip-hop tune flavored with alt-rock energy reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins.
W.T.F.! surges with a smorgasbord of sonic tangs, ranging from graceful classical music to hard-hitting trap. Don’t miss this album!