Apologies for last week, it was my baby brothers Wedding and the time set aside for writing Three on a Thursday was sucked up by the shuttling of people, picking up of buttonholes and inevitable wedding shenanigans, followed by a stag do for a separate wedding, so by the time I came back up for air it was Tuesday evening and I was nursing the mother of all hangovers …
Never mind, back now.
First up, Atherton - no nothing to do with the swashbuckling opening bat for England and Lancashire through the 90′s, but more a Canuck hip-hop head with a penchant for the theatrical fired over this cheerful little ditty, Lights Out
Minimal samples over a snapping beat? Check.
Sinister, slightly creepy vocal, reminiscent of Aesop Rock? Check.
Video that seems to be filmed in a mental hospital? Check.
Hell, I’ll even forgive him for the little bit of autotune that’s crept in there …
I’m obviously in the mood for low-down lazy hip-hop this week. Chill Bump drops Chillin’ with the Bump a slice of mellow, seriously smooth, late night, G-Funk ish, stuffed to the rafters with sliced up summery samples. Available over here
Last up this week is a bit more bouncy, but still keeping with that summery vibe. It’s been a while since I dropped a Panama Cardoon track, and this time he’s bought another favourite of mine, Palov, with him. Summer of a Fool is a reggae tinged latin beaty number (quelle supris!) with a wicked little vocal. Noice!