Just two weeks ago, anonymous Parisian production artist Malaa gave us another glimpse into their style, offering hip hop-inspired "Diamonds." The track followed an homage to the Notorious BIG, and now, their debut EP Illicit goes one more step into their complex style.
Illicit features the now internet-famous "Diamonds" after its accumulated hundreds of thousands of plays on SoundCloud, an intro track and two additional tracks to close out the EP. The Illicit EP's overall mood explains the connection to Tchami's label venture Confession through which the EP has been released, with funky genre-bending house being the overarching tone. But the hip hop inspirations are still there in Illicit as we expect they will be throughout Malaa's future career, just in subtler samples and moments of breaks.
Illicit is streaming and out via Confession today.