It’s not all about the hip-hop you don’t stop! White, the well-established boom bap block layer, has always been more than the sum of the breaks, and has been steadily building a new album for R&S featuring not only his delicate vocals, but also a variety of genres. This first inkling features Jamie Woon on BVs, and is a neat wistful number inflected with housey beats and delicate percussion. But check the bluesy 'Honey Cats' for a slice of b-side genius.
Tuff like an elephant's ass, straight up solo-Wu vibes on the rhymes, great scratches from DJ Swift — East NYC dark grainy rap brilliance from both veterans and newbies.
Another album from Lana means yet another deluge of remixes to accompany? Possibly, but at least this opening selection starts with a good footing. Under the production guidance of Prins Thomas, PBR Streetgang and The Penelopes, the EP unfolds into a savvy-yet-varied platter of quality, deep/vintage house styles and classic disco/disco dub touches from the reliable Scandinavian disco champ, Prins Thomas.
This is a summer smasher, warm with a soulful vocal to hook onto, with barely a snip of an intro to ease you in. There’s an earthy sense of natural experience pouring from this track which adds to its appeal, any bets on the old alias?