There’s a bunch of great stuff happening in the music world right now that combines electronic music and old-school hip-hop. This trend (a la Flume) is exemplified exquisitely on a newly released track called “Humphrey,” a collaboration between EDM king A-Trak and Harlem rapper Cam’ron. The song overlays a soulful, upbeat sample, and trots along a dreamy sound cloud for almost three minutes. It’s this sort of playful, stuttering, avant-garde electronic music that really excites me, what with all of the fist-pumping dubstep dominating the scene (not that this is a bad thing!). But it’s nice to hear innovation and simultaneous respect for older sounds. I also have to give a shout-out to that low-key 90’s bling album art! Cheers and enjoy BU’ers.
February 3, 2014 — charlottegleeson95