Ninja Tune affiliate Hot Sugar shares free EP, featuring Haleek Maul, Shady Blaze, Das Racist members
The New York sample phreaker explores associative music on the MiDi Murder EP.
Hot Sugar (aka Nick Koenig) emerged earlier this year with his left-field Moon Money EP on Ninja Tune. Koenig samples from field recordings and found sounds, which gives his beats an otherworldy character that — while outside the familiar scope of most hip-hop — is reminiscent of indie rap’s salad days.
His MiDi Murder EP features something for all seasons, from the modem-sampling ’56K’ to the slinky boom-bap of ‘Steady Moving.’ Featured rappers come from both coasts of the underground hip-hop scene: anxious phenom Haleek Maul, Green Ova’s Shady Blaze, Heems and Kool AD from Das Racist, Antwon, and Chippy Nonstop, among others. Download the EP via the widget below.