We like to pride ourselves on bringing you the newest and most notable music, whether from a top-billing artist or from a budding bedroom producer. Today, we've discovered a new and notable artist, COHN, and while his EP might not be that new after its release at the beginning of April, it's still obscure enough – with under 1000 plays on SoundCloud – that it needs some extra spotlight.
Based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, COHN has a love for hip-hop and house music – a real foundation in Detroit's house music style. In his past work from the past year, he's taken on a groovy, laid-back point of view, employing samples from hip hop's greatest in his tracks. He's done the same on his latest EP, the aptly titled Boom Bap House, featuring four impressive tracks. Each of them takes its own sample – Grave Diggaz on "When The Music Go Off," Q-Tip and Janet Jackson on "Til' It's Gone," Mobb Deep on "Deep Step," and peak 2Pac on "Do 4 Luv." And though it might sound like name dropping, this is certainly not sample slapping here. Each track has its own identity, thoughtfully curated across the EP. And the samples are familiar, but not overpowering, allowing for COHN's original production to shine through and make these originals really feel as such.