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General News / May 26, 2017

District Mixtape Series: Kobina

General News / May 26, 2017

District Mixtape Series: Kobina

“It’s sick to hear these guys not just regurgitate that 85-95bpm, boom bap shit and really try bring in some new influences.” Kobina is calling on MCs to jump on these beats and upload them…

 

We’re delighted to have recruited Kobina for the next tape in the series. His usual output is dreamy, electronic R&B, but as he explains below he’s open to creating whatever inspires him at any given time.

“I’ve been making beats since I started working as Kobina. I think you could hear the Brainfeeder/Flying Lotus influence in some of my earlier releases. I’ve been working on some stuff behind the scenes with some guys and hope to do more over the next while, I’m trying take reference from stock hip hop but push the envelope a little too.”

In terms of Irish rappers, Kobina has become more and more confident in the new crop of artists around in 2017.

“Irish hip hop was something that never appealed when I was younger, but has come a long way over the last few years with artists like Bobby Basil and Dah Jevu, HUVA, Simi Crowns and more really pushing boundaries. It’s sick to hear these guys not just regurgitate that 85-95bpm, boom bap shit and really try bring in some new influences.”

Listen and download all ten tracks below.