Premiere: OFFWHITE - "So Long, Adieu"
Alt-Trap producer and local hOME bOY OFFWHITE blesses us this month with another addition to his already densely prolific spread of dark, ambient, trap bangers with the latest, a brain crusher / stimulator called, “SO LONG, ADIEU”.
The newest track begins with a Blade Runner drone that transitions into a mix of sampled vocal harmonies. The shift is wild, and when the drums kick in, the song has accessed its own fresh space of numinous, with Gregorian chanting over trap hi-hats and a delicious sub bass extendo-thud. The song is a new take on some age-old (at least since 2013, that’s an age right?) Soundcloud sampling tropes, but the music remains fresh, and aggressively centered. In all of OFFWHITE’s music there is an adept respect for what came before, something old head this and thats like to crow about, but the way that the samples are arranged in OFFWHITE’s music, with their desired turn up-ability, tempered with their erudition makes very compelling music. OFFWHITE is some kind of RZA. We can all hope to be blessed with more OFFWHITE in the near future.
*Get to know more about writer Micah Frederick here.*