- 7 years ago
Playing tracks by
Koen, Henning, Haircut, Lucy Pearl, Harmonic 313 and more.
The Netherlands' newest ambassador of funk, Duke Hugh, has put out only two beat tapes this year, but the sheer quality and unrivalled soul on his free 18-track summer sampler gave him our undivided attention. And after seeing a possible collaboration with Olivier Daysoul not yet materialise he took the acappella's from Olivier's 'St. Louis To Madrid' EP and carved them into a variety of styles, with his future-soul and bossanova rework's being especially impressive.
Here he's compiled a vocal-heavy mix of hip-hop, funk and R&B, including a couple of his own cuts and ending with the enchanting 'Na Boca Do Sol' by Celia. An entirely unique addition to our series, Duke Hugh is certainly a 'One To Watch' in 2011 and we look forward to more of his funk-infused tapes landing in our inbox soon.