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Japanese-German hip-hop producer Samon Kawamura (if you checked the OKP premiere of German songstress Joy Denalane, you’ve already heard his work) drops the first gem from his Spur of The Moment project, spontaneous beat-sketches collaged together from vintage Thai vinyl–”classic sounds from Bangkok’s street kitchens.” For fans of RZA, Onra and Samon’s sometime collaborator Oh No–or anybody looking for an ill beat, really. Once you’ve digested this sneakily dope composition of pentatonic chops and sandpaper drums (set to atmospheric found footage of kickboxers and muddy jungle rivers, above) wade into Kawamura’s deep back catalog, including work with Aloe Blacc, Om’Mas, Kev Brown and of course, lots more wicked instrumentals.

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