We head all the way to Montreal, Canada for our third guest mix this month, and our last guest mix of the year too. KenLo Craqnuques may not be a name you’re familiar with, though if you’re a listener of the show you’ll remember him from a few months back, and yet there is little doubt for me that he’ll be making waves in the near future – so get familiar as they say and discover the sounds of one of Montreal’s most interesting and striking beatmakers.
I first heard of him around the beginning of the year as he was included on the Beat Dimensions vol2 compilation, and his name definitely stood out. Shortly after that I came across some of his self-released beat tapes and then a few months ago I once more came across his latest beat tapes thanks to the Poisonous Paragraphs blog. All of which led me to hit him up via Soundcloud a few weeks ago and ask if he’d put together a guest mix for the show.
For me, his beats have a rawness, swing and feeling to them that really encapsulates nicely what’s been happening over the last few years in hip hop and what’s great about the modern beatmaking movement. And for this guest mix he’s put together a great selection of his own, mainly unreleased work, alongside other things he’s been feeling which hopefully helps give you a good idea of who he is musically and what are some things you might have missed this year.
Here’s what he had to say:
Str8 Mount Reeaaaaaaal musique! This is a underground splish splash of the lower-lip-island sounds I dig these days. Skitted out with beats straight out my road laptop, around the city. From the green to the orange river.
If you haven’t yet than I strongly recommended you go download all of KenLo’s colour beat tapes (I believe there’s about 5) which are available from his myspace. Also check his addition to the Beat Dimensions 2 compilation, all of which is worth your time.
And I guess all that’s left to say is simply lay back, crank up the stereo and enjoy la mixette! Much love and thanks to KenLo for this time.
KenLo Craqnuques – Six Cent Quatre Vingt Seize (unreleased)
Metazon feat Kev Brown – The Man (Incubator remix)
VLooper & Modlee – I Got Yur Signals
KenLo Craqnuques – Lokombe (BullesbubblesII2II avec VLooper)
KenLo Craqnuques – Cobaye Swing (unreleased)
Moonstarr feat Tony Ezzy – Laham Baagine
Amp Fiddler & Corrine Bailey – If I Don’t (Craqnuques Dendrophile RemÃ©lange)
KenLo Craqnuques – Douplex
KenLo Craqnuques – Somnambullesque (Rose)
Jamai & P-dox (K6A) – American Dream
Boogat feat Oneness – Soul of Deya
Tomisheep – Zombies
Homeless Royalty – Return Of The King
David Ryshpan & KenLo Crqnqs – Dancing Serpent (Dusky rmx)
VLooper – SO WTF
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