Black Milk Tronic
- Words: Zoneil Maharaj
- Label: Fat Beats
- XLR8R Rating: 6.5/10
It‘s been a good year for Midwest hip-hop, and a better year for Detroit beatsmith Black Milk. He follows his recent contributions to eLZhi's The Preface with his third full-length, Tronic. While Tronic still possesses that signature Motor City sound, Milk adopts more live instrumentation and even steps up his rhyme game. Tronic may not leave listeners with a long list of quotables, but Black Milk proves he‘s more than just a producer, holding his own alongside heavyweights Pharoahe Monch, Royce Da 5'9", and Sean Price on "The Matrix." Lyrically, he displays a boastful swagger, but his best work is behind the board, crafting pieces that range from futuristic to orchestral and push himself–and the genre–forward.
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- PodcastSimian Mobile Disco
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- NewsWatch the New Video for Jamie xx's "Sleep Sound"
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player