RIYL: broken beat, Bibio, jazz, Broken Social Scene, hip-hop, Blockhead
Label: Rhythm Section
In roughly two weeks’ time, Rhythm Section International will release Duke Hugh’s multi-faceted debut, Canvas.Â Canvas is not easily describable and the title for the album is quite apt for what it appears to be from the preview. This is just a smattering of numerous different genres. This goes from salsa to deep house to what feels like a kissing cousin of indie rock within the introduction. Don’t let the black and white color scheme, down to the wax itself, fool you as what you’ll find on here is extremely colorful.Â Canvas is sure to please many palettes and whet many an appetite. As Rhythm Section writes in their synopsis of the record, this is “equally at home on the peak-time dance floor as it would be for a long road trip.” If Rhythm Section is able to work out a deal with [adult swim], I’m sure you’d find many bits of this album within their iconic bumps. Listen to a preview of Canvas below via the Soundcloud stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!
Bradley met Duke Hugh in Amsterdam, when he handed him a green USB stick after a show. He played the promos in the empty club and the first track immediately grabbed his attention - he knew it was something special. When he remembered the hook to Green Leaf the next morning he signed the release almost instantly.
Each song has its own essence, there is absolutely no filler and the entire double pack sits together as a perfect whole. Flirting with aspects of broken beat, Jazz, hip hop and dreamy electronica - Duke Hugh winds together a most idiosyncratic release equally at home on the peak time dancefloor as it would be for a long road trip. Canvas is a big statement from an artist who's here to stay.
We're very happy to present to you the debut release from Duke Hugh just as the artist intended, in the same form it was given to Bradley on that green USB stick in December 2015.
Listen to Canvas (preview) on Soundcloud
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