Zachary Levine-Caleb’s solo future funk project Jachary is low-key one of the most exciting things popping out of Brooklyn. Last year Jachary dropped his first full-length effort, There’s A Virus Going On, and got a handful of his tracks featured on season four of Comedy Central’s Broad City. Just a few months back the LP got a stellar remix treatment from producers like Biocratic, DUMMy and Tony G. But, in our humble opinion, Jachary is still criminally underrated.
Earlier this week, Jachary shared “Love Me My Hater,” a fourteen-minute collection of three songs regularly incorporated in his dynamic sets. The live, five-piece band (which features Ben Chapoteau-Katz of L’Rain) couldn’t sound more removed from these solo studio creations, which showcase Jachary’s instantly recognizable production style. These are raucous, wildly adventurous psychedelic pop songs steeped in funk and soul. But Jachary doesn’t hesitate to bring the pandemonium back to reality. “Well I never held a gun/ But I had one pointed at my face,” he confesses midway through “Love Me My Hater,” “And I knew I couldn’t run/ ‘Cause if I did those fucking pigs woulda shot me down.”
Our favorite number picks up eleven minutes in, where Jachary sings a simple mantra (“I like you/ Just the way you are/ Now”) over a cool, slow-burning beat. It’s the perfect outro for this outrageous music.
Listen to “Love Me My Hater,” featuring artwork by Elbows, below.