Iglooghost / Treetunnels
All music by Iglooghost
and featured artist as indicated
Mastering by Matthewdavid
Artwork by Seamus Malliagh
Error Broadcast Collective
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Nice one by Iglooghost. Treetunnels. Low-fi and raw. Successfully balance psychedelia and straight-forward hip hop beats.
The first thing that popped into our brains was: ‘Flying Lotus, in his early years’, obviously a huge compliment.
Here is the impressive leak from Iglooghost’s upcoming debut album release on Error Broadcast featuring one my current favorites – jitwam.
With a preternatural work ethic and a long list of influences, the UK teenager offers a refreshing take on the sometimes stale instrumental hip hop format.
Oolong_tea packages two and a half minutes of subdued psychedelic electronica, demon-strating a mature ear and skill in its execution.
The young UK producer gives us a mix of dusty samples, weary synthesizers, a few remixes, and stellar features.
Irish beat maker gets super greasy with help from Jitwam and Milo on some fuzzy hip hop and glitchy soul.
This release is phenomenal. (...) Some instrumental albums can become cumbersome. Here, though, vocal appearances pop out occasionally to ease the listener from instrumental to instrumental.
It takes a lot to cut through the noise and establish yourself as a producer in the modern world of beat making – Iglooghost seems to have what it takes.
Crackling lo-fi suites that shuffle and serenade in a manner built for headphones or the Low End Theory stage.
Irish-born producer Iglooghost might be a precocious beatmaker, but there are plenty of teenagers uploading cuts to Soundcloud; Malliagh's flair for detail in his surreal hip-hop instrumentals belies his years.
I have not been able to stop playing this jitwam-assisted cut. Iglooghost’s production is beautifully crisp and textured, crinkling ever so slightly beneath the R&B vocal stylings of his guest.
Iglooghost is Seamus Malliagh, Irish-born beatmaker located somewhere in the English hinterland. At age 17 Iglooghost has quite a bit fame under his belt. He released two EPs in 2013, one instrumental one that features young Cow Yote on vocals. He produced a beat for US rapper milo on ‘Poplar Grove’ and was featured on Kool A.D.’s stunning ‘Not O.K.’ album.
‘Treetunnels’ finds Iglooghost at his very best: crackling rap instrumentals that successfully balance psychedelia and straight-forward hip hop beats. His sound is low-fi and raw, yet Iglooghost always has a sweet little melody up his sleeves to keep the listeners attentive. ‘Treetunnels’ includes vocal features by the aforementioned milo, Hellfyre Club producer Riley Lake, and Italian songstress Kae. We are especially delighted to have Australian enigma jitwam up for a voodoo performance on ‘Teatunnels’. Cassette exclusive is a little rap track with Mr. Yote and remixes by Greyhat, Riley Lake, and Brainfeeder-affiliated Leaving Records boss Matthewdavid.
Track premiere of 'Teatunnels (ft. jitwam)' at Potholes
Download 'Yellowfours (Greyhat Remix)' from XLR8R
Track premiere of 'Oolong_tea (ft. Kae)' at Noisey
Track premiere of 'Frenchopen (ft. milo)' at Impose
Full stream of 'Treetunnels' at Hyponik