Ruff Draft "Messages"

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The next LP scheduled to arrive via Daddy Kev's Alpha Pup outpost is Illusion Fracture, a 14-track effort from Oakland-based beatmaker Ruff Draft. Ahead of its release, the Bay Area producer has passed along "Messages," the record's introspective closing cut. Built atop a fractured beat, "Messages" comes laced with smoky piano samples that fill the space between the production's loose hats and wood-like claps, before being joined by waves of buzzing synths and a full-bodied bassline that drags just behind the beat. In the end, "Messages" is the kind of stony head-nodder one imagines will nicely wrap up the artist's forthcoming collection of new productions, which includes collaborations with Mr. Carmack and Elusive in its run. "Messages" can be downloaded below before the rest of Ruff Draft's Illusion Fracture LP lands on February 10.

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