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For the second single off Damu the Fudgemunk's KPM Crate Diggers series, which seems him working with KPM's extensive archive of records, the producer brings in Blu. "God Speed" is the result, and it's truly a unique blend of hip hop. KPM's archive isn't limited to the genres hip hop typically samples, and "God Speed" uses mostly samples of string and wind instruments and beats that could be from a jazz, marching band, and some other type of record. The song is surprisingly stark, and while it's hip hop, it's such a unique version of hip hop. While most releases in the genre tend to get repetitive and follow a tried and true formula, Damu the Fudgemunk is giving us some of the most intriguing sounds we've heard in a long time.
You can listen to "God Speed" below. Conversation Peace is due out September 3 on Def Presse. You can pre-order/pre-save a copy here. For more on Damu the Fudgemunk, check out the artist's Bandcamp and Facebook.