It's Friday night where we are, and to celebrate, treat yourself to a free EP from Instrumental Hip Hop / Glo-fi artist Versus INTL.
Versus INTL - Under Heavy Lights
Versus INTL is the production project of one Matt Moore. The Orland-based club DJ's debut release under the Versus moniker is Under Heavy Lights, a recently-released EP consisting of spaced out synths, rumbling drone loops, and an overall hip hop flavour that makes it feel like a perfect soundtrack for a Friday night drive.
Download Under Heavy Lights here.
Versus, like cited-influences Pete Rock and the late J Dilla before him, uses a 64-track sampler called the Akai MPC 2000xl to craft his beats. That particular workstation has also been put to good use by a number of other high-profile beatsmiths, including DJ Premier, DJ Shadow and Kanye West, so we can't say we blame Moore for sticking with a classic on this one.