Gamma Proforma Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
DJ Krush -- pioneering hip-hop DJ and producer -- is back! Famed for his abstract-leaning contributions to the legendary Mo'Wax roster during the trip-hop heyday of the 1990s, his latest album Cosmic Yard (Special Edition) arrives as a 12-track LP or CD on Gamma Proforma. The keys are woozy and informed by classic Sci-Fi movies, the beats as eerily abstract as you'd imagine. Extra compositional and trumpet duties performed by Toshinori Kondo.
A pretty big collection of music on this release from DJ Krush who commemorates his twenty-fifth anniversary with a release entitled Kiseki. Pretty standard from the Japanese DJ as he continues down the path of dark rap and fierce soundscapes that ignites the two vinyls like the fire he clearly sits in when writing his music. Available on vinyl double LP on Gamma Proforma.
Possibly his finest work yet, Juice Aleem is back with a massive twenty-one track record that combines all of his previous aggression and musicianship together in one big fat full length. Voodu Starchild features a few well-known names including Mike Ladd and HPrizm and is a pretty essential grime/rap mix. Available on vinyl LP on Gamma Proforma.
A dystopian concept album from one time DJ Shadow collaborator and member of Ice T's Rhyme Syndicate crew, Divine Styler. Def Mask shows a clear industrial influence that runs right through the album with discordant synths and crunching snares. Expect heavy nods to Blade Runner. Out on CD and 2LP vinyl from Gamma Proforma.