Boogieman Dela is a charismatic singer and and rapper hailing from Philly harnassing a unique sound "with a great balance between smooth and gritty and between Boom-Bap, Soul, and Trap sounds." For his latest release, Broken Watch 02: Future Currents EP, Boogieman has joined forces with fellow Philadelphian, multi-faceted producer, and The Witzard regular Rolled Gold. Future Currents is the second volume in a planned 4-EP series, which will be slowly rolled out over time; 2017's Broken Watch 01: My Time EP was produced by Deet The Beat Machine and as you can see, each cover is one quarter of a larger image that's gradually, begun to piece itself together with each new release. "Boogie & Rolled met only about six months ago and both having a strong, ambitious drive, they wasted no time in creating and developing these songs, mostly at Rolled's home studio," Rolled Gold stated within an emailed press statement. Boogieman Dela has shared the stage with many artists touring through Philadelphia including, but not limited to, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Premier, GZA, Margel The Sophant, Mobb Deep, and The Pharcyde.
In addition to collaborating on their Broken Watch 02: Future Currents EP, Boogieman Dela & Rolled Gold have assembled a full band to play live shows with in and around Philly. Boogieman Dela & Rolled Gold's unnamed band recently played a Broken Watch 02: Future Currents release party/show at Warehouse On Watts AKA W.O.W. this past Sunday, April 22nd. Boogieman Dela's live band for the W.O.W. Broken Watch 02 set included Margel The Sophant on keys, Harry Metz (Rolled Gold) on drums, and his cousin Ray Bailey on upright bass with sultry back-up vocals provided by Mouré & JayMarie. Boogieman Dela & Rolled Gold's Broken Watch 02: Future Currents EP is recommended for fans of Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, TDE crooner SiR, Kanye, D'Angelo & The Vanguard, The Roots, Nxworries, and of course, any classic Soul & Hip-Hop. Future Currents is currently available to purchase or stream on Bandcamp with physical CD copies of both Broken Watch 01-02 available directly from @boogiemandela. Rolled Gold is currently prepping his next project for release: a beat tape wonderfully entitled "Rolled Gold's Healthy A$$ Breakfast."