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Don't Trip

by Aquakultre

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    Pre-order of Don't Trip. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases July 22, 2022

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g 12" coloured vinyl with full colour 20pt jacket and labels

    Includes digital pre-order of Don't Trip. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 22, 2022
    item ships out on or around July 1, 2022
    edition of 250 

      $25 CAD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g 12" coloured vinyl with full colour 20pt jacket and labels

    Includes digital pre-order of Don't Trip. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 22, 2022
    item ships out on or around July 1, 2022
    edition of 250 

      $22 CAD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    4-panel full-colour eco-sleeve CD package on recycled board stock

    Includes digital pre-order of Don't Trip. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 22, 2022
    item ships out on or around July 1, 2022

      $15 CAD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Super Ferro Normal-bias music grade tape with pro high speed duplication.

    Includes digital pre-order of Don't Trip. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 22, 2022
    item ships out on or around July 1, 2022
    edition of 100 

      $12 CAD or more 

     

1.
I Can Wait ft. Chudi Harris, Zamani Folade, Nixx
2.
Milk & Honey ft. Tafari Anthony, Markus Aurelyus, Amarafleur
3.
Magic
4.
It's All Good w. Trobiz ft Lakita Wiggins
5.
Don't trip, I will never let you slide outta my grip
Even If I gotta prove it with my fist 
You'd be the last to go, don't trip I can feel it my heart Feel it in my bones You can see it in my walk Hear it in my tone Something you won't find in politics Gotta get it from your mama What I'm talkin bout is love Something you won't find in commas When you’re shivering it will warm you up Fizzling like a soda pop If I could then I'll prolly roll it up When you hit it you’ll never wanna stop Something is changing in me Making me feel free My baby keep giving me your loving And I will guarantee I'll be right by your side through it all Don't trip, I will never let you slide outta my grip Even if I gotta prove it with my fist You'd be the last to go, don't trip Got me feeling so fine Thicker than red wine And it gets better with time Just wait till you open it up Although it looks it in movies It’s definitely not easy No you gotta remain strong Even through all the cussin and screaming Gotta be willing to fight for it, jabs and hooks Hit you right in the face you'll never find it books Make no mistake you'll never have to look It will reach out and find you I can't believe I thought I knew it all In the end I never had a clue In reality I was in the dark Until I found you, sing it with me now Don't trip, I will never let you slide outta my grip Even if I gotta prove it with my fist You'd be the last to go, don't trip Don’t trip Ouu nah nah nah nah nah naaah You ain’t gotta trip about nothing, don’t trip
6.
Just hold me close, and don't let go Ain't felt this alive in a minute We got something, I won't let go It’s a different type of vibe when I look in your eye Ouu, since the beginning
Been a different type of vibe since I looked in your eye I can't help it, and it feels right The way we look in the light That feeling hit different when you got records on We danced through the night like we don't got work in the morn Don't feel like we need to rush Can't wait to tell my sister that I’m falling in love Since the beginning Been a different type of vibe since I looked in your eye I can't help it, and it feels right The way we look in the light Look in the light We grown enough to know exactly what we want I knew that the future held you so close in my arms Don't feel like we need to rush Can't wait to wake up with you and take you out to lunch Just hold me close, and don't let go Ain't felt this alive in a minute We got something, I won't let go It’s a different type of vibe when I look in your eye Ouu, since the beginning Been a different type of vibe since I looked in your eye I can't help it, and it feels right The way we look in the light Look in the light
7.
Getting Close (interlude) ft. Sargeant X Comrade
8.
You Got Feets ft. Owen O'Sound Lee, pHoenix Pagliacci
9.
Hitwoman w. losersupreme
10.
Africvillean Funk w. Trobiz
11.
I'm For Real w. DK ft. Ransom and DJ Uncle Fester
12.
Late Nights (skit)
13.
Karamel w. DJ Chidow & Myūjikku ft. Vadell Gabriel

about

Listening to Aquakultre’s DON'T TRIP is like stepping into a Halifax house party in full swing. Throughout 12 jam-packed songs, CBC Searchlight award-winning rapper and neo-soul songwriter Lance Sampson is joined by over 20 guests from locations spanning the globe. This roll call includes New Jersey hip-hop hero Ransom, South African R&B singer Amarafleur, Toronto based R&B and pop artist Tafari Anthony, and Halifax’s Zamani Miller, daughter of Delvina Bernard from legendary a capella group Four The Moment.

Despite its massive guest list, DON’T TRIP is a deeply personal project. The album was originally conceptualised as a five-song EP based on the first three weeks of a budding relationship with his partner Julia, when they barely left her bedroom. Eating ice cream and pizza, drinking wine, and listening to Lauryn Hill records was the start of a passionate love affair. Yet after reaching out to musicians he admired, DON’T TRIP expanded into the most ambitious project of Aquakultre’s career.

Initially, Sampson envisioned the album’s sound as a tribute to every era of R&B. “I Can Wait”, featuring Chudi Harris, Zamani Miller, and underground Halifax rapper Nixx, is his homage to the classic mid-2000s rumpshaker sound reminiscent of Next’s “Too Close.” Elsewhere, the lush retro vibes of “Magic” reckon with Sampson’s upbringing from an absentee father. Continuing the family affair, Phoenix Pagliacci and O’Sound’s voices flow through the horn-propelled boogie funk of “You Got Feets”, with lyrics about a grandmother busting out her best moves. The album wraps up like a brown paper bag in Sampson’s closing collaboration with New Jack Swing duo DJ Chidow and Vadell Gabriel, bringing those house party vibes back in full effect.

credits

releases July 22, 2022

This album and its songs are very collaborative and wouldn't have been made possible without the contribution of all these beautiful artists.

Produced & Written by Lance Sampson, unless stated otherwise

Mastered by Francisco Lopes at Ocean Floor Recording

Photography by Meghan Tansey Whitton
Models: Roddrecce Deleon & Lika Kakhidze

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Aquakultre Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lance Sampson aka Aquakultre traces roots through his childhood home in Halifax’s Uniacke Square community to his ancestors in Africville, through the United States and ultimately to Nigeria; His music and lyrics are a poignant reflection of this truth, the story of his personal evolution, and his place in community as an African-Nova Scotian.

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