The ever excellent and reliable Polish Juke come up trumps once again with their latest release. After last year’s debut, Poland-based producer/DJ/promoter Kamil Matyja aka Baby Meelo returns with new ideas spawned in the form of Kush, Hoops, Rhymes & Pizza Places EP.
The 24-minute long release genre hops through rap, footwork, jazz, UK bass and hip-hop cuts which is sensitivity juxtaposed with raw on-the-block vibes.
The nine-track project also pulls inspirations from drum and bass and half-time and showcases a unique set of jazz samples adding to the uniquely worldwide sound.
Baby Meelo combines his intense love for rap with footwork tempo and an original interpretation of its seemingly chaotic rhythms. He creates a personal, jungle-driven tribute to the hip-hop culture, including the eponymous rhymes which guide the whole narrative.
Stand-outs include ‘Bring Em Out’, ‘Entrourage’, ‘SWD’, ‘Plugged’, and ‘Prehistoric B-Boy’ but to be honest it’s all fantastic.
Hard to categorise album, and it may take one or two listens to appreciate the full scope of the multiple of styles that co-exist on the record. But once your ears get thoroughly acquainted, you’ll have it on repeat for a long, long time…highly recommended!