RIYL: J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Madlib

Label: DLoaw & Co. Records

If you dig the beats more than the bars, it’s time you met Mounika, French producer and sampling wizard.  Mounika pays respect to sweeping orchestra arrangements and the classic chanteuse over trap beats and Clam Casinos, resulting in tracks that sound as vintage as they sound fresh (see Lupe Fiasco’s Daydreamin‘ or Murs’ D.S.W.G.).  Picture Édith Piaf and J Dilla smoking spliffs and sipping espressos in a hideaway studio in the country and you’ll get a track like De Roses Et De Colombes.

How Are You? marks the first full-length in Mounika’s career that’s been cut to wax, and DLoaw & Co. Records have 500 copies of the album on white vinyl after the ‘buy’ link.  Check out two tracks off the forthcoming album on Bandcamp as well as 2016’s Seagulls on Spotify below.

The Details

12" Limited Edition White Vinyl
Edition of 500

Price $16.79

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