London’s K, Le Maestro has been getting some consistent online buzz following a string of stellar edits posted to Soundcloud. His signature style is a nod to classic producers like J-Dilla and Madlib but imbued with a old-school-meets-new aesthetic similar to modern trailblazers like Kaytranada. Think bangin’ drums overlaid by dramatic g-funk synth and bass lines.
K’s debut album, WHIP MUSIC, is an attempt to bring his sound to the masses and showcase his versatility as a producer. And it does just that, bringing the goods across 10 low-slung tracks, some instrumental, some vocalized with guest appearance from lyricists like Amaria, Chester Watson and MAAD, to name a few. It’s a very well-rounded effort, displaying a smooth/rugged style that’s ready to blow up.