what was once just a burgeoning electronic scene in eau claire, wisconsin has now blossomed into a vibrant movement, with various subcultures happily coexisting alongside one another. towards the end of the introspective spectrum lies caleb kamrath’s creative outlet, y!kes; today, he’s releasing a brand new ep, and its lead single premieres below. on “water,” kamrath is joined by the nascent baby blanket, the result a syrupy union of assured, downtempo production and increasingly forlorn vocals. take a listen to the entire ep here, and stream “water” directly below.
water has become more than just a metaphor to mick jenkins: it’s his primary identifier as a musician. water is fluid; water is a necessity to the continuation of life, much like jenkins’ raps are to the evolution of hip-hop. following the success of last year’s the water[s] mixtape, the chicago-based rapper is set to release a new ep entitled wave[s] in the near future. jenkins teased the ep’s opening track, “alchemy,” yesterday, a rich, lee bannon-produced effort that finds jenkins acknowledging his tropes and more importantly, justifying their continued appearance. take a listen to “alchemy” below.