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Hazel: Humble. diligent and dedicated to the beatmaking craft. Sonically. Häzel has already established a mature signature sound. deeply rooted in Soul and influenced by the legacy of the late J Dilla.
Whilst never intentionally seeking the industry byproducts of fame and notoriety, the strength of his releases have placed him firmly at the forefront of soulful hip-hop music. Following the viral success of his 16-track beat tape, ‘The Lost Tapes’, which gained an impressive number of plays in the space of weeks; Häzel’s subsequent body of work shows a marked progression in his artistry and has forged a legion of seasoned international music fans.The Playground EP, a collection of majestic self-vocalled cuts inspired by romantic misadventures, was released on Onra’s Catblock records in 2011 and was received warmly in significant musical strongholds such as Japan and the US,featuring as a choice selection on Japanese iTunes and MTV US respectively.As a music fan first and foremost, Häzel’s authentic, collaborative approach to constructing sounds has aligned him with a peer group of celebrated,progressive international musicians and artists which include the likes of Onra,Mikäel Columbu, (France) Slakah The Beatchild, Ebrahim, (Canada) and T-Fox (US) Their collaborations have gone some way in declaring these artists as torchbearers for the development of their genres. Slakah The Beatchild and Häzel’s longstanding collaborations have previously spawned hits for the likes of Drake and has more recently produced ‘This’, an instrumental EP spliced with ambient melodies and mellow grooves. Whilst Ebrahim and Häzel produced Zebrahim, a freestyle album that became aBandcamp top seller almost instantaneously
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