I'm not entirely sure what's the best aspect about Philly-bred producer Harry Metz AKA Rolled Gold: that his name is an allusion to delicious pretzel company Rold Gold, his logo is an upside down cigar-smoking pretzel, or that he makes infectious Jazzy Blues/Soul-inflected Hip-Hop beats. While remaining largely silent throughout 2017, Rolled Gold has returned to dominate 2018 with his unique hard as
"The production is from me and my cousin's original composition, "Nite Owl's Theme," which I sped up and chopped up just a little bit and carries a Soulful groove, similar to soundtrack music from the 1960-70's era," Harry Metz wrote within a recent press statement. Rolled Gold alludes to the fact that he has quite the "versatile, life-long musical resume ranging from Jazz to Punk Rock bands, Trap beats to live Neo-Soul groups, and more." Metz readily lists J Dilla, RZA, and DOOM as his greatest sources of inspiration and influence, as well as the storied catalogs of Motown, Stax, and Philly International Records. Rolled Gold's "Nite Owl's Theme" now features amended verses from fellow Philadephians Ai-Que & Reef The Lost Cauze. "Nite Owl's Theme" ('Rap Version') features numerous sonic benchmarks akin to like-minded artists such as Bob James, BADBADNOTGOOD, Pat Van Dyke, El Michels Affair, Adrian Younge & Venice Dawn, and Will Sessions. Rolled Gold's upcoming releases will include instrumental/remix EP's and an as-yet-untitled compilation album, all constructed from 100% original samples and compositions.