Mecca:83’s Live Sketches Vol.3 a release I overlooked this year, but I’m so glad I finally got to experience the full project before the end of the year. the Mancunian producer delves into a world of soulful samples, hard-hitting drum , groovy basslines and vocal snippets, bringing organic, lively and raw hip-hop sound. Contributions are plentiful, with the likes of Von Pea, Grap Luva, Jabba Tha Kut, Donald Mallroy, Matt Davies, Jesus Bachiller Bachi, Octavio Santos, Kazumi Kaneda, Handbook, Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble, Brothermartino, Scott Nelson, Maria Grigoryeva and Monma bringing their talents to the forefront.
The project feels orchestral, and Mecca:83 is the composer of this piece. Easily one of the more enjoyable and feel-good tapes I have listened to this year. Listen to Mecca:83’s Live Sketches Vol.3 on Bandcamp below. Released via NineToFive Records. The CD release is out next week (20/12) via Rockwell Products in Japan next week, followed by 7″ vinyl release in February 2018.