Northampton, MA-based Mammal Dap scores the soundtrack to your life with cinematic, instrumental rock music. The quartet is comprised of Killian Karlsson (guitar), Zack Cross (keyboards), Reed Sutherland (bass, synth bass), and Colin Jalbert (drums, samples). Together they weave 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 Tycho, Flying Lotus, and Bonobo. Their energized live performances and rigorous touring has led them to share the stage with acclaimed acts including The Motet, The Nth Power, Moon Hooch, Tauk, and Marco Benevento.
The group's debut EP 5lbs High5, captures the group's earliest songwriting sessions in a swirling blend of psychedelic soul and warm electronic textures. Mammal Dap’s 2015 self-titled release, and first full-length, 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. "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).
"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."
"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."