Whoa, whoa, whoa. Now I typically don’t go this hard for our Sunday Listenings but this is a must listen. Especially for my Philly readers.
Just from the first listen of opening track, “Live From Xtxrnia,” on DistantStarr’s latest drop, Skxlxtor, I’m already bugging out. The sampling is on point, the fx borders on creepy, and the flow is massive. I’ve always dug his production style, more experimental than most in his genre exclusively making DistantStarr’s sound his very own.
But don’t let yourself get lost in just the instrumentation, his rhymes sound burdensome – aching to find a home within your eardrums. Collaborating with another Philly-local, Buddy Leezle, the duo prove they have ample amounts of talent and content to fill out Skxlxtor to its fullest potential.
Ah, Expansions Collective – they’re doing it real right.
BONUS: Because it goes without saying, but I must remind y’all – learn up on some Buddy Leezle.
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From one of my newfound favorite hip-hop acts, DistantStarr, comes an amazing remix compilation of his latest release, Seekers.
The City of Brotherly Love, a location so rich with collaboration, is home to Nex Millen and DistantStarr who have really let their love of production and hip hop shine in Seekers Remixes. Each track we get a taste and break down of an already smooth flow, adding just the right amount of flavor to DistantStarr’s already ill content.
Stream below, and be sure to support these certainly hard-working locals.
How have I not heard of this local before? I’ve got plenty of love for Rise’s label, Free Form Records, where this gentleman’s smooth flow calls home but this is the first time I’ve caught wind of DistantStarr.
He’s got a laid-back style, hints of the golden-age with a contemporary spin on his beats and I’m just digging all of it. Wake up Philadelphia, this guy is in our backyards – open your ears. Listen to his latest 4-track album, Seekers, below and keep an eye on him, I hope this is only the beginning.