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Dela – Atmosphere Airlines

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HHV

Dela – Atmosphere Airlines

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A TAV Curator's Pick.

“When asking the history books, it seems as if combinations of French Hip Hop-producers and high members of the American scene have committed themselves exclusively to the traditional sample-sound of the 1990s. When looking at MC Solaar’s Jazzmatazz-contributions, the Boombap-bombs of the Jazz Liberatorz or Drake-beat-deliverer Häzel, it’s clear that Franco-American friendships are marked by jazzy and souly references to J Dilla or Pete Rock. Beatmaker Dela from Paris also attends to this tradition, as he has proven with numerous records, on which he mostly did vinyl-warm crate digging in the proved and tested manner of ATCQ.

Just like on his LPs, beat- or mix-tapes, ‘Atmosphere Airlines’ is all about Dela crawling and creeping through archives of soul and jazz. He adds a few sprinkles of instrumental interludes to the sounds between the retro-slides he refers to, and orchestrates himself towards becoming his work’s protagonist without needing an obtrusive signature-sound. An achievement, which not all producer-records have accomplished.

The carefully chosen guest list, which doesn’t slip up once – consisting of regular soldiers like Large Professor, Torae or Finale – proves that Dela’s organic golden-era-quotes are best equipped with Conscious-connoisseurs and underground-veterans. In addition to all these outstanding feature-performances, it is the membrane-scratching voice of Blu, which fusions together with Dela’s Dexter-Wansel-flip by the name of »Mars (Remix)« to a truly extraterrestrial hydrometer.

‘Atmosphere Airlines’ refreshes the kind of neo-nostalgia of the rucksack-rap from around 2005, which brought forward young classics like Blu & Exiles ‘Below The Heavens’ or Buckshots ‘Chemistry’. Renaissance is French, after all.” – HHV Mag

Note: Unlike on the original CD releases, the tracks on this vinyl release are unmixed.

Item description:

Artist:

Dela

Title:

Atmosphere Airlines

Label:

HHV

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

2012

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop

Catalog No:

HHV217

Condition:

New