1988 - PURPLE VINYL by KNXWLEDGE

SKU112094
ArtistKNXWLEDGE
Title1988 - PURPLE VINYL
LabelSTONES THROW
Catalog #STH 409LP / 659457240967
Genre
ReleaseW 14 - 2020
FormatVinyl - USLP
 € 27,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Don't Be Afraid
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-01.mp3
  2. [Bc] Tm's Not Promised
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Do You
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Thats Allwekando
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Listen
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-05.mp3
  6. Learn
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-06.mp3
  7. Howtokope
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-07.mp3
  8. With [reality]
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-08.mp3
  9. Uonlygetone
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-09.mp3
  10. Solivelife
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-10.mp3
  11. Be Safe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-11.mp3
  12. Watchwhoukallyourhomie
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-12.mp3
  13. Theykome&go
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-13.mp3
  14. Don'tgottabe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-14.mp3
  15. Gangstallthetime
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-15.mp3
  16. Believeme
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-16.mp3
  17. Itkanbe [sonice]" (feat NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwlege)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-17.mp3
  18. Makeuseofthetime
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-18.mp3
  19. Makeitliveforever
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-19.mp3
  20. Awomanslifeislove
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/sth_409lp_1988/sf767041-01-01-20.mp3

Description

Knxwledge has always been one of our favorite hiphop producers of the post-Dilla era. We all love his beat tapes here and ‘Hud Dreams’, his 2015 debut album for Stones Throw, is nothing short of a Rush Hour store classic.

Personally I may have taken it a bit too far with the Knxwledge love though - in the months after the Anderson Paak collabo NxWorries came out (an album that arguably features Paak’s best work to date and that’s saying something) I played it in the store so much I was repeatedly asked to please put on something else for god’s sake by my esteemed colleagues - something known here as the Quasimoto-effect. Apparently you can have too much of a good thing.
‘1988’ is only his second proper solo album for Stones Throw, but that doesn’t mean he’s been taking it easy recently. It’s been raining digital Knxwledge albums, EP’s and tracks on Bandcamp for years now, but he’s clearly been saving up some of his best beats for this one. ‘1988’ (the title referring to Knxw’s year of birth) still has the character of one of his many beat tapes, morphing 22 tracks into a thrilling 38 minute collage of slick grooves and blissed out loops borrowed from seventies symphonic soul, bouncy boogie, jazzy modern soul and syropy swingbeat, interspersed with clever samples and spot-on vocal appearances. Sultry and understatedly funky, it’s the perfect companion for comfy home listening - and we need way more of those right now (RO).

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