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HIPCUT - HIP SOCIETY  (LP)

label: MELTING RECORDS (MR-011)

 

Tracklist

 

01.Introduction to Hip Society play button
02.Red eyed feat. Awon play button
03.Chase play button
04.Torn feat. Awon play button
05.Sounds in the Night feat. DJ Moya play button
06.Precision feat. Sugahspank! play button
07.Sentimental Serenade
08.No Time ft. Vikkie
09.Red eyed (instrumental) (Bonus)
10.Precision (instrumental) (Bonus)
11 Torn (instrumental) (Bonus)

 

 

Hip Society is the fantastic new album from Hipcut, the Crete-based notorious crate-digger. The
young Greek beat-maker — also a member of the audio/visual duo Monisme — has self-released a
handful of well-received cuts via Bandcamp and now joins the Melting Records family with his latest
work. Hip Society features 8 tracks (plus 3 bonus instrumentals) combining flavors of jazzy downtempo,
boom-bap breaks, spacey trip hop, and ‘90s Wu-style hip-hop. It’s an audio treasure trove of
moods and motion.
Hip Society gives Hipcut an opportunity to combine his multi-layered soundscapes with talented
vocalists. American rapper Awon (Don’t Sleep Records) displays his deep verbal skills on the exceptional
cuts “Red Eyed” and “Torn.” Renowned Greek soul-singer Sugahspank sprinkles her moving
vocal magic all over “Precision”. “No Time” features newcomer Vikkie dropping her smooth flow in a
delicious old school style. The collaborations go beyond vocals, as “Sounds In The Night” includes
def-defying scratch antics from Athens-based turntablist DJ Moya.
Hip Society is a sonic film noir, complete with torch songs and moods for smokey cafés. The beats
swing and the arrangements are cinematic, evoking dark blues and covert activities. “Chase” is like an
updated soundtrack to a detective caper from the ‘30s, and “Sentimental Serenade” could accompany
a sultry, grainy black-and-white encounter in the rain. Hipcut delivers the goods, and Hip Society is
a sublime mystery waiting to be solved through the speakers.