We couldn’t be more excited to release this. Vegas Diamond debuts on TWG with this, his second, more condensed, and deeperly dirty swaggering experimental hip hop. We’re hugely proud to be introducing to you, ‘Hyper’.
Trance-inducing and as thick as sludge, Vegas Diamond’s sophomore is a concise record of his great talent. These four tracks meld together aggressive groove with hypnotic melodies, tessellating around a defiant rhythm and pulsating with confident and a unique voice. From the emotive opener ‘Ion’, to the off-kilter and crunchy churn of ‘Visor’, to the vicious beats of ‘Real’ and the final, melancholic laments of ‘Cube’, every inch of ‘Hyper’ feels, simultaneously, eclectically self-contained and continuously conceptual; a constantly evolving stream of ideas.
Stylistically, ‘Hyper’ sees Vegas Diamond traversing the musical ideas of Monodeer and Nullsleep, and setting up shop somewhere in the middle. The melodies are genuinely otherworldly; atmospheric and seeping emotion, cascading over the dense textures that make the release sound so huge, and the beats hit like sledgehammers on concrete, loose but still incredibly strong.
Groove, dark affecting melodies and hypnotising composition; don’t miss out on one of the most innovative and unique LSDJ releases this year has seen.
released November 30, 2013
All compositions, mixing and mastering by Stephan Tulkens AKA Vegas Diamond.
Additional instrumentation on tracks 2 and 4 by Vegas Diamond.
Guitar and additional instrumentation on track 1 done by Weekend Safari.
Art by Luuk Janssens.