Photo by Peter Clarke
A little backstory on this song. KPM is a London based studio with archives of non-commercial music used in television, films, etc., and has a wide range of symphonic music, sound effects, synth scores, and more dating back to 1956. The label is considered a haven for DJs and producers looking for unique samples. KPM is starting a series called KPM Crate Diggers and opening their archives to a few selected artists.
One of them is Damu the Fudgemunk. The first song on his upcoming album from the project features Nitty Scott. To say "Four Better or Worse (Pt. 1)" is a unique hip hop song is just scratching it. The samples sound like space age sounds from the 50's and 60's and orchestral music. It's the kind of song that could have been a cool, laid back track on a DJ mix tape, but adding Nitty Scott brings it to the next level. It's modern hip hop that borrows some 60's swinging cool, which should probably happen more often.
You can listen to "Four Better or Worse (Pt. 1)" below. Conversation Peace, Damu the Fudgemunk's entry for the KPM Crate Diggers project, is due out September 3 on Def Presse. You can pre-order/pre-save the album here. For more on Damu the Fudgemunk, check out the artist's Facebook.