Seasons – Dfonk x Smif-N-Wessun (Review)

Smif-N-Wesson team up to release a collaboration EP with Belgium producer Dfonk to release “Seasons.” “Seasons” is very straight forward, the 4 tracks are titled “Spring”, “Summer”, “Fall” and “Winter”, each revolving around the season in name by lyrics. Now for a little background information on the artist. Dfonk is a producer coming out of Belgium, this EP is to my knowledge his first full length project and is the only music he has released on Spotify. Smif-N-Wessun are a Brooklyn duo apart of the Boot Camp Clik, Tek and Steele would appear on Black Moon’s 1993 album “Enta Da Stage” before releasing their first solo studio album, “Dah Shinin” in 1995. The duo released their sixth studio album “The All” February 22nd, 2019.

The EP starts with “Spring”, a very high energy track that sees the duo dropping bars that very from their OG status enjoying life before fake friends spoil it. Overall solid track from the European producer. “Summer” picks up after “Spring”, now this track really doesn’t sound to different from “Spring”, after multiple listens to the EP it almost feels as if this was meant to be similar since the two seasons are close alike but I felt a bit lost by it, good production and lyrics from Smif-N-Wessun but past that it just sounds to much of the same. “Fall” is defiantly my least favorite track but for the lost opportunity in it. “Fall” uses a similar sound from “Spring” and “Summer” which hurts the track, I feel if the beat was maybe more jazz fusion or even just a bit more slowed down it could have been perfect, the season is all about those oranges and yellows but this track just has to much high energy for me to feel like it’s fall. “Winter” was the most uniquely produced track but lyrically follows all the similar steps the previous three tracks set, a solid song but this here is what I felt “Fall” should have sounded like.

Overall I feel this is a okay EP, the replay value for me isn’t very high due to the repetitive nature of the production, my interest comes from the lyrically strength by the veteran duo. “Winter” was easily my favorite of the four tracks, I however have a open mind to hear more from Dfonk since this is his first publicly released project. Smif-N-Wessun definitely did their thing here, I feel they did no wrong on this EP and also found it dope they did a EP with a smaller artist in Europe. I would say if you’re looking for something different than this would be a cool EP to peep, I would highly recommend you also check out “The All” by Smif-N-Wessun for some more dope music, follow Dfonk on Instagram, @dfonktionoaris to help support him.

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