Axel Roley – Winter in Louisville II


In Axel Roley’s hands, it’s an all too laid back affair that ignores the biting winds and low temperatures, but loses none of the chill. There is an undeniable Madlib or J Dilla vibe to the music, which is as welcome as ever. The sample base is heavily influenced by jazz and R&B and that’s alright — these are some of the creamiest beats on the scene right now, and on this record — as well as his contributions to the excellent “38 Bucks Club” by Kogan Dumb — only further cements him as an integral addition to an already wonderful hip-hop community. Let’s all hope that winter is this goddamned silky smooth.