It's a phenomenon as rare and spectacular as Halley's Comet: four disparate producers of left-field electronic music join forces to make a filthy rap album. That seems to be the overall point of Future Brown, Warp's new supergroup comprised of Fatima Al Qadiri, production duo Nguzunguzu, and J-Cush of NYC label Lit City Trax. Their formula is simple yet oh-so effective: past tracks like "World's Mine" and "Talkin' Bandz" combined tense, shadowy beats with club-ready lyrics from a perfectly-cast array of guests.
On Future Brown's newest offering, "Room 302," guest rapper Tink describes a casual encounter at a hotel. It's probably their best track yet, Tink's combination of rapping and singing is on point and a perfect match for the dark and sensual production style. "Room 302" captures the mixture of desire and paranoia that I'd imagine would accompany a hotel hookup. Anticipation is very high for Future Brown's self-titled debut album, which drops Feb. 24.
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"Room 302" feat. Think
- 'Future Brown' out 2/24