Memphis-born rapper Cities Aviv (aka Gavin Mays) has teamed up with Manchester-based producer Star Slinger and created a trippy new track called “G A L L E R Y G U R L Z” that is worth checking out despite the title.
“G A L L E R Y G U R L Z” starts off pretty upbeat, with a sample of a woman crooning, “I want to be yours” on repeat. It sounds like soul from the late 60s—it’s the kind of sample J Dilla might feature on one of his mixtapes. At the very end the song shifts and slows down into a trippy, hazy southern vibe, ending with a sputter of beats.
Stream or download the track, below.
Cities Aviv is a CMJ Marathon veteran, performing a triumphant set at Piano’s last year, and he’ll be returning this year. Don’t miss out on his appearance during a CMJ showcase at the Knitting Factory on Oct. 19.