The Albany-based experimental duo Major Niño have made it clear their music has no boundaries. Their new single "San Dólar" exemplifies that with its fabric consisting of sparkling neo-psychedelia, nerdcore and chopped up sampledelia.
The ethos of the unconventional alternative duo Major Niño is hard to grasp at times. The duo consists of beatmaker and rapper Major Capers and singer-songwriter Arunesh "Runey" Ghosh (Mister Rajers' Neighborhood) and have always had their marking on merging their distinctive musical visions in a quirky and tremendous way. They're like scientists in a laboratory, blending alternative hip hop with psychedelic folk and acid-drenched pop resulting in a thick jungle of kaleidoscopic sound collages that merge like some sort of musical Megazord.
Following their clever and sardonic 2019 mini-LP Microwave Society, the duo are back with a new single called "San Dólar"—an buoyant and languid combination of Ghosh's hazy psych-folk and Capers' masterful flow and beats. With its large funky brew of drum loops, folky guitars and a dizzying assortment of samples and field recordings, Major Niño provide you with a lively melody where you don't even notice how busy the soundscapes are with its moody synths and wailing dogs.
Major Niño once again effortlessly blend their unconventional musical styles for another obscure and infectious jam. The creative synergy has become so fluent and natural that it emboldens the duo's collective consciousness.
Stream the new single below and check out our feature on Major Niño from Issue 9 here.