Surfacing out of the vast musical wilderness that is Colorado, all:Lo Collective is a burgeoning label that aims to be steeped in all things low fidelity and low frequency. Striving to connect hip-hop and bass music with an especially swampy flair, they’re top priority is injecting Colorado, and the music scene at large, with a refreshing perspective on the common musical tropes and pathways within these respective genres.
The talented and abstract beatmaker Boukas returns with The Coffee Tape Vol. 1 dropping as per usual on NINETOFIVE Worldwide Beatmakers. Boukas aka Dennis Boukas of Stockholm, Sweden has been working on these compositions throughout the autumn. This is reflected in the album’s jazzy motif and sparse compositions, which swing in the breeze like gangly trees removed of their leaves.
Ten years to the day since Gramatik dropped Street Bangers Vol. 1 and began turning a new sub-section of music heads on to boom-bap instrumentals, he returns like the long-lost hero Odysseus bearing SB5, or Street Bangers Vol. 5, a capstone for his hallowed series of high fidelity hip-hop compilations.