“The Vibe EP” is the debut solo release from New York born MC DistantStarr, featuring production from Hudson Mowhawke, Mecca:83 and Buscrates, and guest vocals from Blu and Al Mighty.
Following on from numerous collaborations with the likes of Fulgeance, Mike Slott and Kissey Asplund, the prolific DistantStarr is releasing his debut EP, featuring 6 tracks of deep insightful lyricism, and giving us a taste of what to expect from his full-length album due for release in 2015. The EP opens with “Feste”, the first of two Hudson Mohawke productions on the release. The track is a straight up hip hop banger led by a sturdy piano riff, somewhat in contrast to HudMo‘s more leftfield output, but still featuring his trademark neck snapping drums and deep bass; later in the EP he also provides the beat for “Buttafly” which is more in keeping with what we’ve come to expect from the renowned Scotsman. Another strong collaboration comes from LA’s finest Blu, who lends his vocals to the sublime head-nodder “Laminated Looseleafs” which is produced by DistantStarr himself. Also flexing their skills on the boards are Expansions Collective members Mecca:83 and Buscrates, who create the post-Dilla-esque backdrop for “Feeling Like”, another high point to the release, featuring guest vocals from Al Mighty.