My first thought when I heard this track playing the other day was, this sounds like a DJ Shadow track! Big, bustin’ breaks and beats combine with smooth syncopated rhythms amidst a layering of samples, this is a big sound, this is a vast chunky and very funky big sound!
Lushlife is a Philadelphia rapper and producer who grew up on the underground rap of the 90’s, inspired by the likes of DJ Shadow and late-nineties chillout. Releasing his latest album, Ritualize in February this year, Lushlife is about to drop a brand new instrumental EP titled, ‘No Dead Languages.’
The new EP has been described on his Bandcamp page as, ‘an earnest homage to the golden days of instrumental hip-hop and psychedelic beat music that hugely informed the sonic breadth of his work’.
Lushlife’s first shared track off this new EP is titled, ‘The League Of Frightened Men’ which sounds just about as authentically DJ Shadow ‘Entroducing’ as you could possibly get! Check it out above.