Northampton, MA-based Mammal Dap scores the soundtrack to your life with cinematic, instrumental rock music. The four-piece, comprised of Killian Karlsson, Zack Cross, Reed Sutherland, and Colin Jalbert, interweave hypnotic beats with pumping bass, lush pads and soaring hooks. Balancing a deep love of nostalgic tones with a digital-age sensibility, their sound evokes the aesthetics of artists like Daft Punk, Tycho, Flying Lotus, and Bonobo. Energized live performances have led them to share the stage with acclaimed acts The Motet, The Nth Power, Moon Hooch, Tauk, and Marco Benevento, and the group recently performed a Northeast tribute to Beck featuring Shira Elias (of Turkuaz) on vocals.
The group's debut EP 5lbs High5, captures their earliest songwriting sessions in a swirling blend of psychedelic soul and warm electronic textures. Mammal Dap’s 2015 self-titled, full-length release marks their arrival with focused, road-tested material wrapped in wildly imaginative production that blurs the lines between electronic music and spirited group improvisation. The Deli Magazine calls it "a compelling combination of Ratatat's elasticity and Flying Lotus' claustrophobia." Mammal Dap paints a cosmic soundscape in their latest EP Deep Field, which was featured in Relix Magazine and Live for Live Music, and included in Arizona Daily Sun's 10 Best Albums of 2017. "It’s like these melodies, songs, and tiny electronic musings have always existed, but Mammal Dap was there to tap into the ether, and record them for our eternal enjoyment." (Take Magazine).
"Deep Field by Mammal Dap is hands down my favorite album of 2017. Reminiscent of some older Daft Punk works with a somewhat jazzy feel, this is one of those albums I found myself bobbing and tapping to from start to finish."
Arizona Daily Sun - "10 Best Albums of 2017"
"Making melodies so catchy and singular that they feel slightly familiar"
"A compelling combination of Ratatat's elasticity and Flying Lotus's claustrophobia, such subtle yet fierce tracks play along to an intriguingly unpredictable pace." Voted Best Emerging Artist, August 2016
The Deli Magazine
"It’s a lush, laidback and funky sound that would provide a perfect soundtrack for cruising town in a very large Cadillac."
"Sounds that twist around your cerebrum like funky glitter silly string and explodes as a supernova satiation of fiery, electric vibration. A stellar instrumental album that explores a sense of emotion that transcends the spoken language."
"At times playful, yet always precise, they show off their songwriting and performance chops throughout the record, never allowing their technical playing to overshadow the ultimate backbone of each track: the groove."