While plenty of artists like to go the over-blown route when promoting a new project, guys like Beans (of Antipop Consortium) and Mux Mool aren’t concerned with all that. Instead, they just dropped a self-titled EP under the alias of Knifefight that arrived in my Inbox thanks to an anticon. newsletter.
The six-track release features a diverse batch of beats from the Minneapolis producer, who provides video game funk (“Feel Me”), head-nodding boom-bap (“Pop Your Bubble”), and dreamy break-beat (“Gloss”). Lyrically, Beans is as fun to dissect as ever, weaving together bars that will probably take days to figure out. That doesn’t make the music any less engaging, especially when he’s joined by Cities Aviv and Kool A.D.
You can stream/download the EP below. Oh just a heads-up for Beans fans: He’s working on his next full-length album.
Download: Beans & Mux Mool – Knifefight [Bandcamp]