Leavingscene possess this rare ability to hear a track and instantly KNOW, truly know, that I will adore it - his radar has never once been off. When he directed me over to °Lhasa with the comment of this “channeled you so hard”, I instantly stopped what I was listening to.
Everything about this track is just perfection. The booming bass, the undulating sounds, the pitch shifted vocals - it has the power to make your surroundings come to a complete standstill.
After a few seconds, the realization hit - this is the perfect embodiment. Street lamps became slightly brighter. Pedestrians slightly slower while the traffic of the city froze - static.
As the track progressed, it became hard to not become engulfed in the near-clandestine snaps and the submerging samples. And once it gently glided to a finish, all I could was hit repeat.
And he was so dead on - this IS me.
It may sound strange to say this but my favorite language in the world is Swedish. I love the way it sounds spoken, sung, yelled - min favorit. When I heard Silvana Solo’s “Svarta Madam”, I realized it contained some of my favorite elements in music: it was hard yet downy, dark yet somewhat luminous. And what to say of her flow - the way the words rolled off her tongue - a warning, an alarm. Fantastic.
My grasp of Swedish may not be expert but I love this. Jättebra.
♪ File under: dark, electronic, swedish hip hop