It’s dark atmospherics and minimalist bass excursions certainly inform this new material, but it’s also strongly coloured by the myriad mixtapes and 'chopped & screwed' projects that Babe Rainbow has unveiled in the past year.
“Greed” features a scene-stealing appearance from the charismatic YungClova of Alabama’s rising stars G-Side, who have been called the successor’s to Outkast’s throne atop dirty south hip-hop.
"Set Loose" is a propulsive, percussion-laced odyssey that began life as a beat intended for rapper and internet phenomenon Lil B.
Babe Rainbow is intrepid Vancouver producer Cameron Reed, who debuted in 2010 with his Shaved EP for Warp. Since then he has found fans in SALEM, Oddfuture, Gonjasufi and others, while remixing the likes of MF Doom, The Weeknd, Midnight Juggernaughts and many more
"Reed steps out of the comfort zone of genres-- both self-invented and preexistent-- and creates overcast, suffocating sonic landscapes." Pitchfork
"Shaved’s sonics bristle with sparse percussion, static and reverb while occasionally donning boots made of bass large enough to crush your soul…sitting perfectly with the rest of Warp’s new recruits and ensuring that a new decade for the label opens in suitably peculiar hands." FACT
"He makes music that pretty much sounds like living in a haunted house and has lately been throwing chopped and screwed mixes out into the world with astonishing ferocity." The FADER
#8 Best EP of 2010 – Babe Rainbow Shaved - Boomkat
Babe Rainbow - Endless Paths
WAP317 - 12inch Vinyl and Digital
01. It's All Happening
02. The Spill
03. Set Loose
04. Greed (feat. Yung Clova of G-Side)
07. Endless Path (digital only)
08. Choked (digital only)
Upcoming Babe Rainbow dates
12 USA, New York - 49 Grove
14 USA, New York - Heather’s
21 Canada, Vancouver, BC - The Waldorf
04 Canada, Montreal, QC - Metropolis