Boomkat Product Review:
Highly impressive instrumental hiphop from Fly Lo faves, Teebs (LA) & Jackhigh (UK) for the Svetlana Industries imprint. There's no shortage of ideas and excellent execution on 'The Tropics EP', folding the Fly-Lo inspired sounds of Blue Daisy and Matthew David with the abstract and unsteady style of Dem Hunger to nail that psyched and squashed effect. They offer seven tracks, ranging from sweetly melodic yet turbulent dream-hop sequences through to submerged experiments with what sounds like a kalimba played by mermaids in a Caribbean lagoon. Like the best of this ilk, they rarely lose the hiphop lean, but this is miles above the street, occupying that dream strata where almost anything goes within loosely defined parameters. Cosmic B-Boys, your time!