Down begins with a soft melody above a quite hum of dusty drums, but quickly transitions into a luxurious mixture of crisp drums and syrupy vocals. God Of Fragrance takes the 90s and introduces it to 2013 in the best possible way; this one has some bounce to it, and is polished off with a phenomenal ride out. Perhaps one might refer to this as sophisticated playalistic music.
The Drum Broker & Kenneth Price present an exclusive sneak peak behind 9th Wonder’s beatmaking workflow and philosophy including some footage of 9th knocking out beats on the new Native Instruments Maschine Studio.
From The Top is a 5 track EP from UK based producer Fortune. The EP showcases Fortune’s progressive and jazz-tinged twist on instrumental hip-hop. Reminiscent of Japanese producer Nujabes, or Bonobo’s early material, From The Top features guest vocals from Bristol songstress Leo Wood, as well as a special remix from globally recognised and Leeds based producer Quantax.
Rejuvenating an early 2000’s slow burner, God Of Fragrance (Austin Millz and Taavi Haapala) takes the despair in Ashanti’s “Foolish” and further alters it into a dark texturized affair.
A haunting swirl of Ashanti’s painful confessions echo perfectly between a labyrinth of drum arrangements and icy landscapes of wailing synthesizers. Best listened to on a cold night, in a dimly lit room.