Song of the Day: Suff Daddy – Basically Sober

Berlin-based producer, beatmaker, and all-around big papa Suff Daddy returns with an irresistibly-bouncy instrumental long player to herald in the new year, aptly titled Basically Sober. Although it will be almost two years to the day since his last solo endeavor, 2020’s Pompette, Suff Daddy has kept busy. The prolific, Berlin-based, globally renowned producer presents “Basically Sober,” the perfect album to encapsulate the feelings of the last couple of years and an aptly named follow up to Pompette (‘tipsy’ in French). The instrumental album combines an ingenious, R&B / Hip-Hop laid-back vibe within a pulsing, electronic aesthetic that is full of bubbly beats, syncopated drums and synthesized grooves to keep your body grooving. The album’s stunning artwork is provided by the inimitable Andreas Samualsson from Gothenburg (, perfectly matching the albums sound, and brought to life via label-mate Robert Winter & his Die Ottos crew. The 1st single, Trouble in Wackyland Pt. II is a doozy! Super bouncy, featuring arpeggiated, pulsing synths, polyrhythmic percussion and an almost woozy, bubbly vibe, this synth-forward tune brings together lo-fi beats and uplifting R&B within an electronic framework, perfectly encapsulating the infectious grooves and beats to be found in Basically Sober. Enjoy the song!