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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 04/17/2012

First Listen

Halp "Chop Chop"

The Netherlands' Halp just dropped an EP on Lowriders a few months back, but he's returned today with this bomb of a track. Naming a vocal sample-laden, UK garage-influenced cut "Chop Chop" might be the 2012 equivalent of naming a Steve Vai song "Shred Shred," but the Dutchman handles the affair with care and dignity. The four-minute jam revolves around a luscious, rubber-band synth loop that modulates in texture throughout the song—we believe the Dutch term for it is lekker. There is also a raw, organic component the production, and an attention to detail that is reminiscent of Scuba's Triangulations-era work.

Average: 7.2 (73 votes)
 
 

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