British netlabel Myuzyk has released a new compilation called Twisting the Frame. Here’s a brief description:
In the making and delayed for over two years, this collection of free thinking progressions and mutations of hip hop is here at last. Compiled by Long Distance Dan via various sources of talent it draws in producers and artists with something different to offer. Twisting The Frame delves into the leftfield, takes you through sounds from multiple subgenres with intrumentals and vocal tracks.
Twisting the Frame mostly consists of unknown producers: it’s most prominent names include 2tall (who issued an album with Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow), Buddy Peace (who has worked with Sage Francis and Buck 65) and Remdog (who has worked with Mike Ladd through his Reptiles alias). So it’s a fairly underground endeavor. But hey, you never know who will turn out to be the next Flying Lotus.
If Twisting the Frame is your sort of thing, check out the rest Myuzyk’s catalog. The label defines itself as “a non-profit venture existing solely to help spread music to hard drives, digital audio players and possibly some gigs in the future.” All of its catalog — which includes an intriguing tribute compilation to Boards of Canada — is available for free download.
You can download Twisting the Frame here.