nicknack - the darling
a regular in texas’s electronic music scene for over a decade, nicholas malkiewicz (aka nicknack) recently dropped the mixtape state machine and is touring in support of it. he’ll be taking his talents to austin tonight, accompanied by autobot from flosstradamus and the applied pressure crew, to perform a free show at the belmont. ‘the darling’ is a slow jam of a hip-hop instrumental, featuring soul vocals (some of which or may not be attributable to michael jackson) and an assortment of stringed instruments that fill in the spacious beat. the sitar and bells make for a catchy melodic device, and while i feel like the whole thing is just a bassline and maybe a choppy snare part away from being some grimy houston shit, it currently stands as a mellow tune that’s more fit for sunday afternoon than anytime else.