It’s been around 4 months since we covered emerging hip-hop producer, Mute.
An enigma in many way; he crate digs, relies on samples and focuses on a raw and often brutal quality of recording, a la Dilla, yet he also manages to construct composed, delicately emergent music. Despite engaging and respecting the more conformed aspects of what instrumental hip-hop can often be. Sometimes a catchy loop isn’t enough. The beat is never the window dressing to the flow. While saying this, its arguable that Mute’s music is damaged by the missing element, a great MC. When Mute has this he could, in my opinion, be the whole package.