Dilla's legacy lives and continues to take artists to explore new horizons in the US & overseas as well... If you're tired of the "hip-hop is dead" debate and just want to hear dope music, you can definitely find it...some of my personal recommendations would be the BK homie, Melo-X, fam Cris Prolific from Brussels or Onra from Paris. To add to the list, here comes French producer/vocalistHäzel's solo project 'Playground' debuting ONRA's new record label Catblock. The six-track EP is one of those that you can't help but keep on listening back-to-back. Cosmic tunes flow seamlessly with the sultry vocals, the dreaminess of this album makes it a delight for both headnodders and die-hard romantics alike...a definite future classic!
After gaining a solid reputation over the past few years thanks to his numerous productions for artists such as Drake or Slakah the Beatchild to name just a few, French producer Häzel finally presents his first solo project. These voluntarily J-Dilla influenced 6 tracks build a superb Hip-Hop/Soul opus.
„Playground‟ will also be released on Catblock Records, new label launched together by Favorite Recordings and Onra. Under the successful French beatmaker‟s artistic direction, Catblock should quickly establish itself as one of the essential imprints from the contemporary Hip-Hop/Electronic music scene. Catblock The album is available on vinyl now and as a digital download on iTunes on May 23rd. Häzel on facebook
nuMAD nyc is a group show I'm curating. It will be on view at 3rdeyesolation Gallery, 1501 Broadway, Brooklyn. The opening reception is on March 29th at 7pm. Afterparty at 9pm will be hosted by the Brooklyn Good Guys .