Back when the Ronald Jenkees dropped his debut album, I was one of the first to buy and review the album. Being a great guy who really appreciates his fans, a couple weeks ago Ronald sent over a free copy of his latest album, Disorganized Fun (yes, that is an affiliate link), and I’ve been jamming out to it ever since.
Disorganized Fun Review
We’ll follow the same format of my review of Ronald’s debut album and go through it song by song ( or I’ll just post it as is because it’s been sitting in my drafts for four years so BAM published.
The title track gets this thing going with energy right off the bat. The signature of a Jenkees beat is it’s ability to make you move. Thirty seconds in and my head was bobbing, my legs were moving, my shoulders shrugging, basically dancing in my seat.
Another signature of Ronald’s music is its dynamic nature. He segues from section to section smoothly while changing up the song’s bits and pieces just enough to keep it fresh throughout the whole track. This song feels like something you’d play when you’re getting ready to head out for the night and need something to get you energized and ready to have some disorganized fun.
A perfect title, perfect beats, and a perfect way to introduce your ears to the latest Jenkees songs.
An early version of Disorganized Fun:
Just watch the passion and fun Ronald injects into his music in this video and try not to get infected with that exuberance.
As Disorganized Fun slows down and fades out, Fifteen Fifty gently swoops in to keep your body moving and your face smiling. Yet another signature effect of RJ’s music is that it has deep layers but can also be categorized as feel-good music. I can’t quite pin-point what it is but every time I start listening to a song Ronald produced it gets me energized.
The scratchy, static-esque bass drops at the beginning of the song set the mood for a harmonious jam. While the title track gets you ready to go out, Fifteen Fifty is the perfect soundtrack en-route to your destination. It’s steady and smooth but has a few heavy bass lines in just the right places that would sound awesome in a heavy-duty system but sound damn good pumping through my sub-$20 six+ year old Sony MDR-V150 Headphones (
Wow, wow, wow. This synthesized guitar sound is incredible. And I’m not the only one who thinks so!
Over on YouTube, paderes234 sums it up well:
I yelled Wow for 12 times…. I? can’t seem to stop my bones from chillin, Love this :!!
The melody is awesome, the guitar sound is awesome, everything about this song is awesome. Don’t believe me? Give it a whirl below!
An early version of Guitar Sound:
An early version of Stay Crunchy:
In my review of the debut album, I mentioned that Remix to a Remix was “Begging for a talented hip-hop lyricist, this beat is hot.”
Same line applies here to Inverted Mean. The beefy bass line backing up the majestic piano and occasional cymbal here is redonkulous. The last minute of this song is smoother than silk.
I’ll let Ronald introduce this one:
Hello YouTubes! Coming at you today from far out in left field with a new beat that’s kinda weird. I like jamming out to weird stuff, and ya’ll probably know that already!”
Weird and wonderful. Ronald takes us on a journey on this track through never before traveled regions of space and beyond!
An early version of Outer Space: