Peak Music: Download Acmatic’s “Washed Out”

January 24, 2013

Words by Tasha Brown, Photo by Martei Korleyโ€”

LargeUp Acmatic

Acmatic is not your traditional Caribbean group. The band, which LargeUp has been following for a few years now, has many influences in its music, which spans hip-hop, EDM, dancehall, rock, new wave and more, and they continue to push the envelope with their constant blending and mixing of genres. You canโ€™t define Acmatic (whose name means the peak) or put the Diplo-approved band in any particular box, but Iโ€™m sure thatโ€™s the point.

The eclectic Jamaican outfit’s latest unpredictable track “Washed Out” is a drinking song, the title of which may or may not be a reference to the “chillwave” act of the same name and “Feel It All Around” fame. Musically, “Washed Out” mixes trap drums (as in trap music, not a drum kit) with rapper King Lopo’s faded emceeing and the sort of atmospheric vibes you might expect to catch in, yes, some chillwave from Washed Out. Sample/download it below, and watch our LargeUp TV episode with Acmatic here.

Acmatic Washed Out