|MH-266 Thavius Beck - Dialogue
On Dialogue, his third full-length for Mush Records, Thavius Beck continues to push the boundaries of hip-hop beatmaking, grounding lo-fi digital drum kits in icy layers of synths and sliced up samples. Fresh off of production duties on Saul Williams’ Niggy Tardust album with Trent Reznor, Beck’s work on Dialogue is razor sharp. This release also finds Thavius spending more time in front of the mic, delivering the type of rhymes that originally gained him notoriety as a member of Global Phlowtations. The consummate iconoclast, Beck cleverly critiques many of America's ills with a dry, satirical wit that never falls into preachiness. With each passing release, Thavius Beck continues to prove that the only musical boundaries he sees are ones he has already left behind.
|It's an impressive illustration of what hip-hop can and should be:adventurous, demanding and energising. Will.I.Am take note. - Clash / One of the Best Albums of 2009. - LA City Beat / His flow is as unremarkable as his conscious, anti-mainstream message. You can hear flickers of a possible new hip-hop.- The Wire / Buy it, play it, freak yourself out. - The Skinny
|Die-hard Thavius Beck fans are on a verge of a feeding frenzy, crazed and ready for a taste of his new release Dialogue. Some great news came up this week and it’s set to drop sooner than you think. Mush recently announced the album will now be available in digital format on their website. A single is also available containing tracks Go! and Away with remixes by Flying Lotus and Offshore. Look below to hear the single Go! and a track from the album entitled Sometimes. I recently played Sometimes during my set at the last Deftune listening party on October 10th at the Blue Monkey Lounge. Positive feedback was through the roof. Highly Recommended. - Deftune