Since 2010’s Natural Spirit, the Dogtown (Santa Monica and Venice) based trio of Ray Wright, Manu Li, and Serk Spliff have committed to recording together. Each project expounds on their singular, forward-thinking West Coast sound and expands their devoted local fanbase. After innumerable hours spent recording at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, the beachside group has become the first rap act signed to Red Bull Records. Today, their wave is poised to break far beyond the sands of the Pacific.
Warm Brew’s latest offering is the six-track Diagnosis. An assemblage of infectious chords, soulful keys, and layers of progressive percussion, the beats from producers like Swiff D (Schoolboy Q’s “Studio”) and Al B Smoov (Warm Brew’s DJ) make this the trio’s most sonically diverse project yet.