Sam Lucia, Hood Joplin – #75ffa1 [Drama Hands]

After several years spent establishing herself as a fixture of Edmonton's underground club scene, Manicure Records beat queen and carepackage boss Hood Joplin graces Drama Hands with her debut EP #75FFA1.

The title track starts off the record — a chimey roller that envelopes you in warm tipsy pads and dub echoes while bubbling rhythms carry the track along. "Audrey Hepburn" is a wintry cinematic soundscape with elements of hip-hop and footwork mixed in. On "Hood Joplin Type Beat" she strips everything back, creating an ominous low-end creature reminiscent of early minimal dubstep born in dark London clubs. "TYBG" is a calming send up to the Based God that moves past like a gentle stream as mellow keys make quick cameos before dissolving away. Tides features Sam Lucia — one half of Vancouver's SO LOKI — who adds his linguistic dexterity to HJ's frame of tactical synth work and knocking percussion.

Distributed by Label Engine –

Hood Joplin - 75FFA1 (Original Mix)
Hood Joplin - Audrey Hepburn (Original Mix)
Hood Joplin - Hood Joplin Type Beat (Original Mix)
Hood Joplin - TYBG (Original Mix)
Hood Joplin, Sam Lucia - Tides ft. Sam Lucia (Original Mix)