The second release on Kutmahï¿½s Izwid imprint is a rare collection of bugged out electronic soul from the Los Angeles-based vocalist, producer and poet, Seven Davis Jr. Handprinted jacket by Hit and Run, Los Angeles. TIP!!!ï¿½The Lost Tapes Vol. 1ï¿½ spans 12 years of experimental, cosmic out-of-body-and-mind music, of mostly four and eight track recordings once lost in storage via a lengthly hiatus due to drug addiction and depression. Resurfacing in 2012, Seven Davis Jr.ï¿½s ï¿½Thanksï¿½ appeared on Kutmahï¿½s much lauded ï¿½Worldwide Family Vol. 2ï¿½ compilation on Brownswood Recordings, after which the kaleidoscopic artist released the clattering funked beats of ï¿½Lo-Fi Vintageï¿½ and house-inspired ï¿½Oneï¿½ EP. For IZWID, ï¿½The Lost Tapes Vol. 1ï¿½ is a creative blueprint for Davis Jr.ï¿½s brilliantly unorthodox approach with his beautifully raw drums and psychotropic harmonies. ï¿½I made a lot of this music many years ago and other labels and artists hated on me for it,ï¿½ says Davis Jr. of the lost tapes. ï¿½They said it was too weird, too different, sounded like drug music (it was) and they told me I was going to hell, for ï¿½Pornostarï¿½. Years later; new life, new city, new day and age. I found the music again, which I never stopped loving and decided to send it all to Kutmah.ï¿½
Celebrating the deep sonic connections between Los Angeles, London and beyond, Kutmah is one of the worldwide music communityï¿½s most mercurial creatives, unveiling his signature curation of underground music and art with the launch of Izwid.