Space People's two releases to date place him firmly at the forefront of avant-garde boom-bap, revealing a sort of straight-from-the-cassette futurism that combines the spirit and vocabulary of 70's pop mastermind Charles Stepney with the grit, glitch and glide of final-form Dilla. His 2015 debut, "SHMM" (Styles Upon Styles), is a 20-track vibe marathon that finds its creator drawing as much from his sample library as from his own estimable abilities as a multi-instrumentalist, resulting in an exploratory beat tape that defies simple classification. Of the genre-bending "SHMM," XLR8R writes, "The untimely ruckus and cosmic-induced reach and feel of the tape is refreshingly unique and off-putting in the best possible manner." His follow-up EP, "UBS" (Cadence Collective) is a love letter to his hip-hop forebears, calling to mind the magnetic funk of Native Tongues-era NY and "chop-up-the-soul" Kanye, while nodding slyly to the warped sonic tableaux of Alice Coltrane, Arthur Russell, and Raymond Scott. Look for his third release, "Wet," out October 2016 on Styles Upon Styles.
released December 10, 2015
Produced By Space People
Mastered By Rachel Alina
Album Description By 'Spicy' Spencer Murphy
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