Universal Playground’s album of the week 03 – 2021 is Sample Kulture – Upstairs Headroom

Inspired by broken beats, huge synths, and modern jazz Andrew Stephen and Chrissy Renick formed Sample Kulture in 2019. Their debut release of Stephen’s arrangement of “Summer Breeze” (Seals and Crofts) rapidly garnered attention and what started out as a small project quickly turned into a full blown collaboration. Challenging the notion of what constitutes soul, the two put forth their vocal heavy, synth laden experiment in jazz, pop, and beyond.