I haven’t been making any music lately due to computer issues, but I have been making a lot of mixes, some of which will be broadcast on WHPK, in tribute to some of the producers on soundcloud who are making reallllly original music. These are all producers who have really changed the way i think about electronic music as well as music in general. What’s really is impresive is the way that all these guys managed to develop unique, personalized styles of sampling and beatmaking that are still dilla-influenced, but are not dilla-dominated. everyone of these beat has a personality, a mood, a feeling, a sense of humor and a sense of the past. it’s not just cutting up and looping a random soul sample, it’s music with a pulse. it’s also not just hip-hop anymore, though all of these sounds are deeply indebted to rap, it’s something else, something based more around self-expression and thankfully less around imitation and cultural appropriation. I’ve been follow all of the producers for over a year now, on a range of platforms, in sound and in texts, and feel weirdly personally connected with them. So yeah, i really hope these vanguard vibes find some sympathetic ears. Enjoy!