Amadeus is the latest inscrutable effort from New York-based artist Lord RAJA. While established fans are probably used to his music being built upon skewed hip-hop beats, his new album is informed rather more by conventional dance music. Includes ‘Fox Den’, released via the Adult Swim singles series back in 2018.
Some very hippity sort of hop from Blockhead here. The NYC producer is one of those beatmakers who may never have heard any music 1) while not stoned and 2) that was made after 2004. As with last year's plunderphonics opus Funeral Balloons, new LP The Art Of The Sample is full of crisp funk and soul instrumentals all dolled up with boom-bap drum tracks. Somewhere in Manhattan Dangermouse, MF Doom and RZA are clinking glasses.