Junkyrd- Next Door/ Don’t Be Late

One of my favorite artists out of the 813 is Junkyrd. From the painted works to his music, the whole vibe and esthetic himself and the entire Planeshift family puts out transports me back to a sixties and seventies era. Junkyrd is primed to go on a run the rest of 2022, with these two singles “Next Door/ Don’t Be Late” setting the table for what’s next to come.


Planeshift’s inaugural release was the Junktape 001 featuring two tracks that have become all time favorites to me as of late. I wasn’t sure what to aspect from Junkyrd on this release since he is very versatile with his production choices. His deep low pitched voice was made to rap over dusty jazz funk sampled production.

“Next Door (Last Week)” features a really dope soul sampled chopped beat. At the end of the day all we need is love. I really dig how introspective Junkyrd got on this one.

“Don’t Be Late” is one of my favorite tracks of the year. It’s got that feel good west coast vibe that is essential for Tampa Bay Summers. I would like to see a beach cruiser video for this track to bring it all together.

I feel this type of hip hop is really needed in the Tampa Bay Area, and artists like Junkyrd, Glitch, and Breezy Montclair are making the sound thrive. Can’t wait to see what comes next from Junkyrd and the rest of the Planeshift family.