Dzang birthed half a decade ago as an outlet for Los Angeles producer Adam Gunther’s more exploratory impulses, beyond the confines of his soundtrack work. Following a pair of self-released LPs (XLO, 2014, and Lotion, 2015), he began amassing a vault of liquid inner space instrumentals, tracing connections between poolside R&B, sun-kissed pop, astral jazz, and blunted dance. For half the tracks he called in a cast of featured collaborators to sing, speak, rap, or reflect, including smoky New York City vocalist DonChristian, Estonian avant-diva Maria Minerva, neo-crooner Maxim Ludwig, and Cali chanteuse Olivia Kaplan.
The resultant collection, 3G, coasts blissfully across 14 tracks of weekend West Coast electronic rhythm, alternately soft and summery, downtempo and upscale. Gunther’s touch is heady, hi-fi, and healing. Pacific dreams for specific times.
Special thanks to Mango Disco Records for co-presenting!