LA-based musician Maffa Rico distills the sounds of modern jazz, funk, indie-rock, and bedroom-pop on his latest single “Zuma.” Inspired by a slew of touchstone artists from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Miles Davis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more, Maffa Rico’s sound is rooted in true artistry.
Maffa Rico’s latest gem is steeped in a jazzy bravado that gets breezier with each listen. Where elevator music meets the smoke session, Zuma’s rhythm is effortlessly smooth. A refreshing dose of oceanic guitar plucks and airy jazztronic melodies, this organic single is sophisticated and funky. His sensual saxophone work is a conduit that moves the track along with a nonchalant attitude.
Tune out and get lost in the laissez-faire flow of “Zuma” below.