German producer Shuko officially raises the bar for Jakarta Records with his new instrumental album Sleepless. Shuko presents the 16-track project to showcase his skills with a collection of soul samples, hard drums and piano driven melodies as awesome alone as they would be with rappers spitting verses over them. Though the project plays well enough by itself, with tracks produced and arranged in a manner that makes them sound more like a film score than your standard instrumental project. Shuko, who has produced for the likes of Talib Kweli and Lil Wayne, drops the album tomorrow. Check out his first video The House – a suspense thriller inspired narrative cut from old film clips by director Greg Solenstrom for Shuko’s “Thor” instrumental – in the meantime. Be on the lookout for a possible collaborative project with Blu following the MC’s recent flip of Shuko’s “Sad Day” beat. Check the video below. Scroll down for more on the album.
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