Lovely EP of explorations in sound and ambience, starting with viscous melodic soup and building to a crescendo of introverted house music. More please.
Is Lara Love referring to herself in the title!? This and other questions will lyrically remain unclear over ‘Love Is Gone’s course, but the far-from-ordinary riff, peppy vocals and likewise uplifting tone should keep the floor entertained.
Oooof, ouch — that pain more nagging than neuralgia or a Slush-Puppy headache ' where the fuck is that sample from? There's a piano lick in the midst of this Large Professor-produced banger that is at once so familiar and so out of reach you might waste the track trying to place it. Put it out your mind and listen though, to the way Cormega's on-point rhymes interweave with the spoken-word samples perfectly, also to the way Large Pro has that innate understanding of space and detail so lacking in so much modern hip-hop production. Superb track from an album ('Mega Professional') that's entirely LP-crafted. A great meeting of minds and music. Go get.
Mickey Pearce’s latest drop for Swamp81 — essentially two main tracks cherry-picked from his recent 'Up West' mixtape packaged with two shorter pieces — is incredibly well-driven. And I don’t mean that in terms of a career-minded, self-serving colleague type of way. I mean it in terms of a dude achieving a goal. You really cannot fault the guy with ‘Instructions’ and ‘Jersey’ sounding more lithe, more percussive, less melodic and perhaps more focused than he has before.