"The artist known as ovrkast. emerged seemingly out of nowhere last year with a producer credit on Earl Sweatshirt’s FEET OF CLAY. The Oakland-based producer’s sole contribution to the project, “EL TORO COMBO MEAL,” is a static-heavy slice of chopped-up sampledelia: rumbling drums, a scattered piano line, and cooing, soulful voices. Ovrkast. would probably be familiar only if you’d spent a lot of time digging on Bandcamp, as I’m sure Earl Sweatshirt has. He’s been posting beats there since at least 2016—jazzy and Nujabes-like in their sound, scavenged a capellas woven in and out, with track titles like “.08lamplites[recipe]” and “shouldaz[dust]” that recall of lo-fi beat mastermind Knxwldge’s method of stylizing song names. He’s kept a humble profile in the months since his professional debut, but ovrkast. makes his official introduction with the mixtape Try Again."
(via Nathan Smith/Pitchfork)
Photo Credit: via OVRKAST.
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