Utilizing their apparent juke/footwork-crafting aliases Vatogato and Cakedog, Los Angeles producer Knxwledge and Ahnnu teamed up for the DGM.VOL.1_VATOGATO EP. The six-track release, which serves as a tribute to late footwork pioneer DJ Rashad, deftly blends the sample-flipping talents of Knx with Ahnnu’s fondness for left-field beat madness. That much is apparent when opening track “poundofpurp.” bumps out of your speakers, as it’s grounded by a skittering, addictive beat. The drums get straight-up blunted, though, thanks to the layering of vocals from Gucci Mane’s “Pillz (Bitch I Might Be)” and a smooth-as-silk sample I can’t place. From there, the duo takes on Erykah Badu‘s “You Loving Me (Session)” and Justin Timberlake‘s “Spaceship Coupe,” among others, with the former being my personal favorite on here.
You can hear the EP below and buy it here.