SIXPRESS - TAPE 22
Three years before switching his moniker to Adé Hakim and making beats for Earl Sweatshirt, sixpress dropped this artistry-defining beat tape on Bandcamp in the first chapter of a budding underground hip hop revolution known as [sLums]. Released the summer before the debut of his subsequent rap records and considered to be the beat tape which established the sound of sixpress, TAPE 22 has now been given the official release it has long deserved. TAPE 22 has been remastered for premium sound and pressed on 180 gram vinyl with an etched b-side. Included in the package is a custom phenakistoscope slipmat designed by Helena Reed and J. Park, elevating the listening experience by providing a fitting and unique visual aspect to the record.
The coke bottle clear variant comes with a limited flexi disc featuring an unreleased track by sixpress, exclusive to the flexi only.
COKE BOTTLE CLEAR (w/ flexi) /100
AKAI SOLO - ELEVENTH WIND
Following a hot streak of incredible LP’s and collaborative efforts throughout 2019 and early 2020, Eleventh Wind makes its mark as AKAI SOLO’s fourth solo album. It is a record for late-night introspection, as SOLO guides you through a path of bitter truths, sincerity, unsureness, and deeply rooted nostalgia.
With bars laid out over production from Argov, DJ Blackpower, $hay Buttah, Edan, Roper Williams, Wavy Bagels, Twenty Fifth Night, and bori, AKAI SOLO crafts a meditative album, reflecting on himself and the world around him. The production is often quiet yet dynamic, providing a distinctive fullness that compliments every line delivered.
The black variant of this record comes with an exclusive, unreleased EP from AKAI SOLO that was crafted specially for this record. All variants are single-sided 180g wax with a gorgeous etching of the album arts' flower on the b-side. The music has been remastered for vinyl for premium sound.
Black (w/ flexi) /100
Opaque Pink /150