Art of Ballistics: REX 84 (Lowatt, 2015)

July 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Art of Ballistics: REX 84

Art of Ballistics: REX 84

This EP kind of came out of nowhere, but basically it sounds like the type of instrumental hip-hop Ninja Tune and Shadow used to crank out loads of in the ’90s. As in, BREAKBEATS, not trap beats or glitchy samples. Hard, crunchy beats tapped out on a dusty old sampler. There’s smooth keyboards and enough progression to make these feel like songs rather than just sample collages, but it still sounds like something your favorite ’90s underground MC could flow over. It’s been done before, but it doesn’t sound like what most producers are doing today, so it’s refreshing. Streaming on Bandcamp.

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