Bay Area’s EDM label, MalLabel is excited to announce their latest hip-hop-electronic joint, Handcuffs. A project with LA based producer Rorschack, and Emmy nominated emcee T.O.N.E.-z, Handcuffs is a jazzy glitch-hop, downtempo inspired album that shows what’s possible when lines are blurred in music today.
Fuelled by a summer of growth and self exploration, this release was written about the myriad of new experiences that I had, and is for all the incredible people who make the world so special. The title track “New World” was specifically written about my first immersion into festival culture. Be it at my first ever, Caturday’s Eden Prime, or later the legendary Shambhala, I made countless friends and memories that will continue to drive my musical journey for years to come.
Inspired by friends new and old, “Free Spirits” kicks things off with a healthy dose of deep, bouncy midtempo with a summer time vibe. Next, “Darkest Hour” raises the intensity with its blend of rich chords and dark growling bass. The title track then takes you on an epic journey, fusing ethereal soundscapes with a barrage of basslines, “New World” clearly demonstrates the artist’s grasp of sound design and melody. “Dreamcatcher” then wraps things up by providing a soft landing with its squishy synths and spacey feel. The entire EP is available as a free/pay-what-you-want download to show gratitude toward friends, fans and of course life itself.
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