First release in a limited edition Strange Neighbor 7 inch series. Limited to 450 copies on clear 7 inch vinyl. Full color 7 inch jacket. full color postcard insert featuring prints by Brooklyn based photographer Eva Sakellarides.
New Los Angeles based future soul label, Strange Neighbor arrives with an A-list crew of international beatsmiths and forever inspired vocal performers for the first of a series of forward thinking ep collaborations. The Philadelphia soul of Hezekiah and Ralph Real melds with the future beat production of Melbourne drummer/ producer Dizz1 for the ILLadelphic original. Sweatson Klank aka Take flips the script to push further forward with his deep LA Beat injection.
Since signing to Tru Thoughts in 2013, Dizz1 continues to build on a steady collection of lauds from all the right corners. Support from Giles Peterson, Benji B, and an ultimate endorsement on Flying Lotus’s BBC residency have drawn considerable acclaim to his recent full length album ‘In Sickness and In Health’. For his first release on Strange Neighbor, Dizz ropes in some of Melbourne’s most respected local session talent and slides onto the drum stool to wrap an intricate kick and snare around Hezekiah’s soul rap. Hezekiah has clocked up a substantial number of significant collaborations with Blu, Santigold, Bahamadia, The Roots Crew, Oddisee and Georgia Ann Muldrow just to name a few. At once conscientious, but with hood sensibilities, Hezekiah has also roped in Mello Music’s Ralph Real for additional vocals.
Incidentally you might recognize Ralph Real from his Mello Music Group involvements including regular touring as Oddisee’s keyboard player and backing vocalist Sweatson Klank productions include his recent Project Mooncircle album ‘You, Me, Temporary’ as well as a long spanning history of quality cinematic hip hop releases and collaborations with acclaimed UK bass producers and artists from the Brainfeeder roster including Mono Poly, Tokimonsta, Om Unit, Low Limit and Shigeto. A futurist at heart the Shots Fired remix combines Sweatson Klank’s trademark experimental hip hop aesthetic with ambient pad and cinematics, bringing new life to the Hezekiah vocal. One other of Sweatson Klank’s most recent futurist visions Rounds off the complete 5 track digital ep.
(added: 2016-02-19 14:25:12 )