Finally Strangelove return with a new release, “EP 1”. Taking their brand of blissed out, left of centre hip hop to a new level. Production wise, “EP 1” is sparse, atmospheric, verging on ambient at time, with hints of future beats and electronica, this is miles away from boom bap hip hop, but it works perfectly. Super chilled, yet full of energy, the MC’s lay their well crafted rhymes over melodic tones and noises, there’s not always a beat, but they show you don’t always need one. The groups sound does fit well into the weed driven UK hip hop scene, but doesn’t rely on cliches vocally or musically too many fall into. Creating a sound that stoners and experimental fans will enjoy equally, or just fans of good interesting music.
Out now on limited edition cassette and digital, this is definitely the kind of thing we want to hear more of coming out of the UK. Also check out the video for the track “Lonely Souls” featuring Bellatrix.