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Handsome Tiger - Yardman EP

Hello good people! With the end of coronavirus restrictions (hopefully) around the corner for many of us, it's time to start prepping those USBs and packing them record bags.

It's once in a blue moon we pop a review up these days, but I couldn't resist drawing your attention to this release. These ones are definitely getting some playouts at the next Juan party (news soon come-ish), and I highly recommend loading them up on your sticks for when you're next on a rig.

A new name on my radar, Vancouver based Handsome Tiger is one to keep an eye on. He's nailed the use of space across all four tracks, and the lows come through strong - the two things I always look for when we're playing out over sound systems.

All four tracks are big, but the two that stand out to me are 'Yardman' and 'Jah Mi Seh'. They both have a bit of call and response in the low end, a technique that pretty much guarantees heads bopping on the dancefloor. Delayed mids and echoey vocals add that extra flavour.

I've also got to take a moment to shout out the artwork. Badman Studios have those clean aesthetics locked down with all their releases, and this one is particularly nice.

Don't hesitate; go cop and/or stream now.


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