Arca may or may not be a familiar name to you. The Venezuelan producer has released two EPs (on UNO NYC) and a free mixtape thus far. He’s also been credited with production on Kanye West’s critically acclaimed Yeezus and FKA Twigs’ EP2. Alejandro Ghersi has come a long way in only a couple of years – he’s supposed to release his debut full-length this year. &&&&&, the curious instrumental hip-hop mixtape, garnered attention from Chris Cantalini with him putting the mixtape on his 2013 year-end list for Gorilla vs. Bear; it placed at #13. If you look at the Soundcloud player below (where you can also download &&&&& for free), it has over 200K plays! There’s no track dividers on this, so you’re going to have to take it all in at once. It flirts with ambient soundscapes, abstract experimentation, juke and world music. At one point in the tape, you can even hear a sample from Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode.” One thing’s for sure – &&&&& will keep you entertained. Check out &&&&& and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Arca - &&&&&12"

Limited to 500 copies, etched B Side

Price $14.85

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