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Primat is a freshly born project from France. Smooth and versatile Primat jumps creepers to creepers to distill beats. The troop is composed of two mandrills honing organic and powerful sounds from the jungle to the city, from production to live.
After blowing minds with their take on the Busta Rhymes classic ‘Dangerous’ in the Cosmonostro advent calendar last December, French duo Primat return with a full EP to showcase their flair for cooking up brain-addling beats.
Bugged out opening track ‘Dry Land’ kicks things off with a biblical lesson before a tribal choir loop slowly swims into focus, accompanied by thundering kick drums and tripped out arpeggiated synths – a hypnotic opener that draws us into a world we know we’re not going to be keen to leave in a hurry. ‘Mandrill’ instantly snaps us out of this hypnosis, sounding like a southern rap instrumental performed by a military band from Mars, complete with ethereal choral stabs and woozy synths, whilst the eerie ‘Kano’ seems as if it could be heard playing out of a weathered gramophone from a parallel universe, to which we are granted access for 2 glorious minutes before being dragged back into the tangible world. ‘Journey’ calls on the spitting talents of Pink Tee for a slice of top quality continental hip hop over a choppy harp loop, soaked in reverb and accompanied by drums with some serious crunch and swing. ‘Papionini’ takes things into a more cosmic territory, complete with R&B tinged ‘ooos’ and a pitched-down vocal loop with serious swagger, all backed by a rolling bassline to put your speakers to the test.
As always 96 delivers beautiful and ethereal artwork to complete the package - snap up the whole release completely free of charge whilst you still can now!
released February 11, 2014
All tracks produced & mixed by Primat
Mastered by Kapak
Executive Produced by 96 & Primat
Words by Luke Bolton
Artwork by 96