“HOST” marks the tenth solo release on Warm Gospel for the 515-based 303 wizard, DJ DJ TANNER, and it doesn’t look like his prolificacy will be slowing down. You should see the guy’s to-be-sampled stacks. He actually had to move into a new place because his old room wasn’t big enough to allow an area to actually live between the piles of records and cassette tapes.
Unlike previous albums like “GANGSTER” or “FOOL”, “HOST” carries itself with a near-vapor light-heartedness. Hip-hop experimentation gives way to soft loops from fistfuls of 80’s and 90’s thrift-store fluff. The repetition invites the listener to listen past the pop music tropes and consider the hands responsible for even the most mass-produced musical trash filling the rickety shelves of secondhand stores across the Midwest.
released October 20, 2015
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