"Nguzunguzu is an outfit that has always been hard to pin down. The Los Angeles pair surely lands somewhere along the Night Slugs lineage, but has nonetheless always come to the table with a unique perspective, folding influences from modern R&B, coke rap, juke, dubstep, G-funk, grime, trap, and even new age into its sonic formula. Unexpectedly, this EP does not come via Fade To Mind - the predominantly Kingdom-run label that counts Nguzunguzu as part of its core - but instead on fellow LA imprint Hippos in Tanks, which has served as a jumping-off point for Laurel Halo, Hype Williams, and more in recent years. With that in mind, it seems Nguzunguzu could have taken the opportunity to explore more indie-minded or experimental productions, or maybe even invited some guests to mark its appearance on a label slightly outside of its normal territory. Fortunately though, the duo does no such thing, in the end delivering five songs that, although a bit darker and spookier than much of the group's other work, is true to its established sound (which clearly still has plenty of fruitful space left to explore)." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2012| HIPPOS IN TANKS | 11.90

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