Boomkat Product Review:
NYC’s Acemo leans on deep ambient jungle and hip hop styles shades away from DJ Python’s ambient dembow/trip hop grooves
Returning to Sonic Messengers after a tidy split with Toro Y Moi’s Les Sins alias, Acemo follows on from the styles of his ‘Mind Jungle’ EP with a wintry suite of slow/fast drum programming and plangent pads that push a lot of our buttons.
From the tip-of-tongue thizz of ‘Low Pressure’ to the neck-warming nods of ‘Res In Beats (R.I.P. Huck & Dilla)’ the EP hits a fine vibe of ‘90s-into-‘20s steez compatible with DJ Python’s ‘Mas Amable’ album in ‘Deep Down (Don’t Drown)’ and the angelic swang of ‘Heavenly’, along with the downy warmth of ’Sundown’, while the bruised jazz-blues of ‘A Ballad For 2020’ is pretty self-evident, and fans of his NYC take on new/old skool D&B should be checking for his ‘Water Bending’ nugget if the idea idea of RZA meets Krust takes your fancy.