Ratking x Eric Copeland – “Gauchos”

In an age with artists like Death Grips (who just put out a new album yesterday) and clipping. (one of our 40 Best New Bands of the year) it’s not actually that strange to hear noise and hip-hop meshing, but still there’s a strange excitement to hear “Gauchos”‘ intro shout of “New Ratking! With Mister Copeland!” The Copeland in question is Eric, whose main band Black Dice has been one of the linchpins of the noise scene since its early days on DFA. Copeland has had a hearty solo career of making bent and warped electronica, and with this appearance on Converse’s new Cons EP Vol. 1 he’s finally in full-on hip-hop producer mode and acts like it. His clipped drum beats and trippy loops compliment the New York rap group just right. Listen and download below.

Ratking x Eric Copeland – “Gauchos”

Cons EP Vol. 1 will be out soon according to their Tumblr.