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Friday, Jan 08 2016 | 07:08
Image: 1601529 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
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
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.

• First release in a limited edition Strange Neighbor 7 inch
• Limited to 450 copies
• Clear 7 inch vinyl
• Full color 7 inch jacket
• Full color postcard insert featuring prints by Brooklyn based
photographer Eva Sakellarides

Side A:
Shots Fired (Dizz1 Ft Hezekiah + Ralph Real)
Side AA:
Shots Fired (Sweatson Klank Remix) Available from 05.02.2016
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