Album: Tynethys – Thyluxe 

Okayplayer Premieres Album from Sacramento Rapper/Singer/Producer/Main Attrakionz Collaborator


 Critical Praise for Tynethys:

“…a new wave of pillowy-soft West Coast tunes.” – Pitchfork

“…proves that math is for losers and rap is awesome.” –Vice’s NOISEY

“…an airy, narcotic project that floats along and passes in a blur.” –The FADER 

“Tynethys, aka Nicky Samuel, carries on the mantle of where that ‘cloud rap’ hype is headed, mixing analogue tricks seen and heard on old televisions and VCRs that brings out the ghosts from yesterday’s machines for the new synth terrains of today’s sonic atmospheres and introspective verses” – Impose Mag

The Album:

Today, Okayplayer premieres the synth-blaring, 808-slapping, silky-smooth album, Thyluxe, from Sacramento talent and Main Attrakionz collaborator Tynethys. The album showcases his plethora of skills: rapping, singing, and producing. His dexterity breathes life into every track, creating a truly artistic vibe that persists throughout the entire album. The up-beat, electric feel is on full display in the singles “Humpday,” “Hiyah,” and “TFZ.” As Tynethys says himself, “I don’t even rap, I art.”

With ’80s synths and a variety of vocal pitch corrections, he renders his audience with an unusual yet uniquely vibrant sound, and addresses themes such as the fast life in “Foghty” and “Hiyah,” as well as his loyal pot priorities in tracks including “Stress” and “Trackstars where he sings “hey, hey, hey, smoke weed everyday.” With the exception of the Friendzone-produced track “TFZ,” the entire album was produced by Tynethys himself. Proving to be a triple threat, his vocal range is on display in “Make The Beat Play” and “Dreamer,” a further example of Thyluxe being a diverse compilation of ethereal tracks. The album is available for free download on Soundcloud.

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Tynethys Background:

To hear him tell it, Sacramento’s Tynethys’ (pronounced “Teen-theez”) musical style is like “selling crack in a Sub-Zero outfit.” For the MC/producer, Mortal Kombat is just one of his inspirations, along with rap heroes Mac Dre, Kid Cudi, and T-Nutty. Producing and writing his songs in the hours between midnight and sunrise, Tynethys is a jovial, pensive creator with a stoner’s laugh and street vernacular. Tyne’s style is a fuzzy free-form that speaks not only to his worldview from his bedroom, but many like him. With the forthcoming Thyluxe, a follow-up to last year’s Lost Angeles album, Tynethys believes he’s hitting his best stride. “I feel like it is the truest representation of me. I did it without trying too hard.” Besides his own work, Tynethys appeals to many collaborators. On October 22, he released a project with Oakland duo Main Attrakionz. “I really fucked with these dudes. They came to Sacramento, and I showed up at their hotel room,” recalls Tyne, who arrived with a portable studio. Having opened for Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon and Evidence, it’s only a matter of time until Tynethys transports his sound around the globe.

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“Strawberry Letter 316”:

Main Attrakionz x Tynethys Mixtape:





Lost Angeles

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