Stateside imprint Hush Hush, home to the extraordinary, weightless talents of Kid Smpl, have looked to bootlegs for inspiration on their latest release from promising beatsmith, Korma.
Resisting the temptation to chop and screw in keeping with similar, contemporary grime-themed edits, Korma instead chooses to layer more complex compositions over original vocals from the likes of Ashanti, Ciara and Destiny's Child across seven impressive bootlegs. From the down-tempo 808 bangs on his rework of Kelis' 'Bossy' to the sino-grime leanings on a refix of Aaliyah's 'Are You That Somebody?', Korma showcases a rich and diverse palette of sounds. Whilst the concept may be a popular one, it's the unique approach and delicate craftsmanship on offer here that really stands out. Tip!
Out now on Hush Hush Records.