Portrait: Chris Beschi
The new single from British producer Vice Beats, well known for his official Dilla tribute Timeless, features legendary rapper Blu and Brooklyn MC Napolean Da Legend for a beautifully crafted, melancholic teaser to the upcoming LP, Aspects.
A deeply personal track, Connected explores connections in different ways – Blu speaks on faith and love, with Napoleon expressing his love for life, emotional resilience and overcoming barriers.
We’re very pleased to premiere the video for the track below.
JabbaThaKut complements Vice Beat’s beautifully warm production on scratches, with Mac Lloyd on guitar and bass, and Thalassic on saxophone.
This track introduces the broader aims of “Aspects”, exploring connection in a wide variety of ways through a backdrop of Hip Hop blending live instrumentation with a Boombap aesthetic.
Aspects will be released via HHV on the 26th May with the launch party on the 24th at Lost Horizon in Bristol.
The artwork has been created by Nearski, the super talented Japanese designer, who is a regular feature for High Focus Records and many more.
Cop the single and pre-order the album right here.