What a dream 12" for Hip Hop fans! Paul White back with some of his best beat-work yet, Danny Brown tearing it up on the flows and KING Dabyre on the remix... TIP!Paul White and Danny Brown seem an unlikely pair: the enigmatic English producer with a penchant for psych and prog-rock, and the eccentric Detroit rap star whose gleeful tales of sex- and drug-fuelled exploits have been met with massive acclaim. But three tracks together on Brownï¿½s breakthrough XXX (Pitchfork Top 20 Albums of 2011) and one on Whiteï¿½s Rapping With Paul White helped establish their producer-MC relationship as one of the finest in hip-hop today. Street Lights might be their best work together yet.
In Street Lights, Paul White ratchets up the tension as his pounding war drums, strings and a spectral choir back Danny Brownï¿½s typically vivid portrait of a Detroit blighted by poverty and neglect, his lyrics peppered with a healthy mix of old-fashioned bragging and flashes of nostalgia.
OHM favourite Dabrye takes on remix duties, and his wailing synths and metallic snares inject the track with a new brutality. A native of Detroit satellite town Ann Arbor, he has released a number of truly groundbreaking albums on Ghostly International under a number of monikers.
Street Lights ï¿½ and its incredible animated video by London production team Plastic Horse ï¿½ also serves as a teaser for Danny Brownï¿½s forthcoming album Old, which includes a number of Paul White-produced tracks. This summer will also see the release of Paul Whiteï¿½s Watch The Ants EP on OHM, along with various other solo projects, remixes and production work for the likes of Homeboy Sandman, Trim, Charli XCX and more.