Shafiq "DNA (Splice Mix 3)"

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This stoney piece of "for the heads," West Coast-style beat work comes from what we are sad to report is the last 10" in All-City's LA series, which has chronicled the work of Teebs, Tokimonsta, Dam-Funk, matthewdavid, and many more of the Southern Califonia ilk since starting its run back in January of last year. For the final offering, the Dublin-based imprint has tapped Shafiq Husayn and Om’Mas Keith, two thirds of the futuristic hip-hop crew Sa-Ra Creative Partners, with each taking a side of the vinyl to show off their respective solo chops. Here we have the final piece of Husayn's three-part, seven-plus-minute contribution to the release's a-side, marked by flashes of woozy jazz, sloppy bass, and just the right touch of off-kilter drums. LA #0 (artwork above) is set to hit the streets later this month, hopefully to be followed by another expertly curated All-City series sometime soon.

DNA (Splice Mix 3)