premiere – y!kes

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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.

 

listen to a new song from mick jenkins

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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.