It’s not only house and techno that have been gunning for a lofi sound lately – the world of hip hop has also taken notice. We know next to nothing about producer Fiji Water, but the melancholy Japanese flavours of this beat sketch are stunning. The evocative melody is accompanied by tripping hi hats and drenched in tape hiss. Maybe the track could have done without the DJ Screw-lite slomo rap, but it’s a pleasure nonetheless.
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