"Kacy Wiggins a/k/a quiet personal electronics (qpe) is a subtly profound composer whose reputation as a live performer and soulful soother of the frenetic New Yorker has earned him a solid following. His music takes off from instrumental hip-hop, stealthily skirting the no-fly zones of excessive complexity and over-production around much of IDM and trip hop, to land in a new sonic terrain: Hip Hop Nouveau. qpe's Hip Hop Nouveau style contrasts with the sounds saturating the New York electronic music underground. Unlike beat-core and drill & bass qpe turns on the women not just the boys. Like the man behind the beats, qpe's music reflects a quiet, understated, yet undeniably funky style, one that brings out a diverse crowd, women and men of all gentrifractions. His warm bass lines slowly seduce even the most reluctant booty onto the dance floor. A wash of beats and melodies melt away cynicism. Twenty minutes into his set, the troubles of the day fade into smiles on the faces of the crowd. In this crazy gentrifried world, there is a sonic antidote to the stress of modern living. Hip hop nouveau makes good, good sense." (label info)
in stock | US| 2006| AGRICULTURE | 14.80

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