Chaz Bundick invites you to dust off those disco balls and polish them to a glorious luster with his new album Anything in Return.
While I enjoyed Toro Y Moi’s 2011 release Underneath the Pine, it didn’t connect with me quite like Causers of This. I felt it paled in comparison with the sparkle and bounce of the single “I Can Get Love" (which never fails to get a party started anywhere).
However, each time Anything in Return hits my ears, a sudden urge to throw an enormous dance party (complete with flashing lights and a light-up dance floor) washes over me. Track after track is laced with infectious grooves, bumping bass, and beats that automatically induce uncontrollable hip-shaking, like Mr. Bundick demonstrates in the “Say That” music video above. Even the slower, more laid back songs like “Cola” and “High Living” ooze Chaz’s signature swagger. This LP smoothly transitions from dance-floor to bedroom and back to dance-floor in one fail swoop. Mmmmhmmm.