I don’t hide the fact that I’m a big fan of music that isn’t always the most “well known”. Nothing against the “hot” shit out there, but I always seem to think that it’s the ones that haven’t been given the chance that often have some of the best music. I guess it’s the hunger factor, or maybe the masses just aren’t ready for the good shit, not sure. One of my favorite up and coming crews is the Gutter Water Collective, that consists of WYDU fav, Castor Pollux and his merry men.
Castor sent me the newest EP from the camp, “Summer Solstice Gutter Water Singles V.2″, and it doesn’t disappoint. Great new song from Castor in “A Better Way”, along with an Oddity banger, “Lonely People,” which might just steal the show. Good stuff all the way around. – Trav
Back with a new batch of undistilled flavor, the gutterwater family offers up 5 new tracks featuring almost the entire camp.
First on the list we have gutterwater recording artist Castor Pollux featuring Jen Raye on “A Better Way” . This is a slow burning, boom bap smasher equipped with a heavy lyrical message of life and death delivered in only a way that Castor can provide. For his second offering we have Castor Pollux being remixed by gutterwater production team Dysposable Heroes. Heavy compressed samples+ dirty breaks + glitchy edits = “the underdogg” (Dysposable Sunburn Remix)
Continuing on we have gutterwater artist Oddity delivering what has proven to be a couple of the summers hottest joints. Backed by a heavy sound design of broken breaks and dirty samples “New World Order” is nothing short of the truth when it comes to underground hip-hop and world political views. On a different angle Oddity offers “Lonely People” a lyrical portrait into the reality of life ,trife and everything in between with a orchestral boom-bap stomper providing the soundtrack.
In closing we have gutterwater recording artist Iota Arcane contributing his talents towards hip-hop web-radio station huskeyradio.Over a dark moody heater, iota slows it down for a second and delivers the message for L.A’s true defenders of hip-hop *For more information on Huskey Radio please visit www.huskeyradio.com
Castor Pollux ft. Jen Raye – A Better Way
Oddity – New World Order
Iota Arcane – Huskey Radio Drop
Castor Pollux – Underdogg (Dysposable Sunburn Remix)
Oddity – Lonely People
All Production ,Remixing ,Recording ,Mastering Done By: Dysposable Heroes for Gutterwater Music 2009
except vocal recordings on “Huskey Radio Drop”