Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Best Of SXSW A-Z: "H"

On Jussayin', H.I.S.D. (HUEston Independent Spit District) remind me of LA hip-hop outfit People Under The Stairs in the best way possible. Subtle production, with beats that could not possibly swing more, and samples and brass hits in all the right places make this track a perfect summer track. Their debut album, "The District" is available now.

MP3: H.I.S.D. - Jussayin'

I never knew there was a Jamaica in New York, but there is, and that's where HEAVy is from. They cite their influences as ranging from Minnie Riperton to N*E*R*D, and Sam/Sam's Return makes good on their promise - crisp beats mixed with soulful vocals make a track that is just the right side of jazz hip-hop.

MP3: HEAVy - Sam/Sam's Return

Heavy Claws have a song with a sweet analog synth hook. What more can be said? Except for the fact that they categorised themselves as electronic/dance/DJ, which is kind of a misnomer.

MP3: Honey Claws - Shout Out

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