Boomkat Product Review:
Chinese rap from New Cross, London, appearing on NYC/LA-based Hippos In Tanks. As Fact magazine put it "If Original Pirate Material was cooked up in the side-streets of Hong Kong, it might have sounded something like NXB", which sums up this anomaly perfectly - lean, emosh beats and synth pads produced by Haleek Maul's beatman Palmistry mixed with Vinh Ngan's hushed lyrical disclosure. It was originally issued at fresh end of 2012, and now comes remastered and buffed up for slightly wider consumption without losing its syrupy slo-fi fidelity. RIYL Hype Williams, James Ferraro.