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o1o "Moonstalk"

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futurespective_081811

We've noticed that a lot of the good beat music we've been hearing lately has been coming from the more northern regions of the West Coast—as opposed to its usual home in Southern California. Case in point: Aybee (a.k.a. o1o) and his Deepblak label. The Oakland resident just released A Futurespective (via Seattle-based Further records, incidentally), a collection of tunes crafted throughout the past decade, the same amount of time his imprint has been active. "Moonstalk" is taken from the album, and demonstrates how o1o's music is informed by hip-hop rhythms, but also offers a skewed take on the usual 'beat-scene' sound by infusing it with elements of techno, ambient music, and IDM. It's an odd mix of styles that works surprisingly well, and might just help reignite our hope in the future of California's beatmakers. (via Altered Zones)

Moonstalk

Moonstalk

Moonstalk