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Collaborator with everyone from Dean Blunt to JPEGMAFIA, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott; Vegyn drops an overlarge, 75-track, 2hr 33min mind-dump of material for London’s cult label PLZ Make It Ruins.
Clearing his cache of instrumental sketches at the head of a new year, Vegyn showcases his talent for woozy beatdown rap, R&B and club production in abundance with more material than we could find sticks to shake at. Keener followers will be spoilt for choice, while newer ears will surely be impressed by the variegation within a theme, spanning multiple meters and centred around the London artist’s timeless feel for melody, mixed with an up-to-the-second beat craft.
Between the balmy strokes of his peppery jam with Teo Halm & Michael Uzowuru, and the twinkle toed iridescence of ‘YYeah SSounding NNice’, he shares a number of collaborations, including the delicious wow and flutter of ‘Britnaeys new baby’ with Danny L Harle and the heat-hazy jazz shimmer of ‘Ear blow out’ beside Mk.Gee, and faded boogie with John Keek, plus the Tapes-meets-Plaid-alike wooze of ‘Find something cool to do with it’ alongside Dijon. But the majority renders Vegyn solo, with armfuls of off-the-cuff gear sloshing between subaquatic ambient beats such as ‘Game For Life’, the introspective ‘hearted typos’ and the freaky jam ‘Lotta NoSense II’.