- Words: Cam Curran
Budapest brethren Headshotboyz have released with Project:Mooncircle, Svetlana, and King Deluxe, but have recently put out the Heartbaked EP on their bandcamp for free download. "Fundevogel" is a fresh and woozy slab of sunshine-synthesizing boom-bap, with 16-bit Sega strobes dancing in melodic fashion to trip-inducing squeals and concrete-cracking kick drums. The LA-based Brainfeeder crew, as well as Friends of Friends' resident bit-crusher Groundislava, seem to be apt reference points for "Fundevogel," although there is a distinct thread of razor-sharp sound design running through the track that reminds of Berlin's penchant for sonic clarity. Moscow's growing preoccupation with skwee-leaning hip hop could also be what Headshotboyz are hinting at, but in the end, what we're left with is a swirling tapestry of color and bass bumps that sound right at home in the Hungarian capital. Check the full stream of the Heartbaked EP after the jump.
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