London producer the Purist is the perfect candidate for the question, “What’s in a name?” Electronic music is murky water to tred, with new niche genres popping up at every bleep-bloop, but for this guy, it’s all about sticking to his personal craft ethos. For Tr-ill, the Purist put together a grip of rap tracks using only original work composed on an MPC and samples found via meticulous crate-digging. The EP includes collaborations with rappers old and new, including “Jealousy” featuring Danny Brown, as well as UK legend CAS and Mobb Deep’s Havoc. Stream the whole thing below.
Tr-ill is out 2/4 on Daupe! and King Kong Holding Co.