The Summit - Nocturnes LP [Soundweight]The Summit aka DJ Drinks is a UK producer known to a few for the quality of his productions, and epitomizing the 90s jazzy boombap sound that is currently enjoying a mini renaissance both in UK Hip Hop and globally. This album is somewhat of a hidden gem, stylishly presented and opening with a superb moogy-analogue thing, it then breaks into a series of lush beats with heavy drums, low filtered bass lines, vibes and / or echoed voice samples etc.

Although I would say the sound is instantly accessible to any listener, and in particular anyone who already likes that type of music, or instrumental Hip Hop generally, I also found the album to be a grower in that after repeated listens I am able to appreciate it's nostalgic feel even more. Similarly to George Fields, Mr Lemonnier sets a high standard for both the presentation of the sound and the vinyl making Nocturnes a collector's piece and the perfect background to a sunny afternoon.

By: Esh | IBMCs

youtube bhh channel

Selected Articles:

Tim Hoad of King Apparel
Tim Hoad of King Apparel

KING Apparel is in high demand and can understand why. KING Apparel has been at  [ ... ]

UK Beatbox Championships 2015 - Clapham Grand, Lon...
UK Beatbox Championships 2015 - Clapham Grand, London, Saturday 7 November

A decade after Faith SFX edged Beardyman to become the inaugural UK Beatbox Champion, the UK Beatbox [ ... ]

Smart Kid
Smart Kid

Smart Kid, has been doing music for roughly seven years, it was only four years back that people not [ ... ]

Kyza - Sin City / Go 12" [Dented]
Kyza - Sin City / Go 12

Kyza the lyricist is truly back. Sin City is the latest single to be lifted off the excellent Shots  [ ... ]

Young London: Into Music, New Music Festival
Young London: Into Music, New Music Festival

Young London: Into Music - a new urban youth festival aimed at developing the next generation of tal [ ... ]



  • Subscribe in a reader
  • Subscribe to britishhiphop by Email