Many hip-hop purists bemoan the state of hip-hop by decrying the domestic realities beget by new artists that defy regional confines, but those fans are probably selling themselves short by not looking beyond the pond. As the golden era acts who still tour overseas showcase, there is still a great appreciation for dusty drums — and dope artists who provide them.
Take producer Emiljo A.C. for instance. The talented Slovenian producer has been crafting electronic music with warm hip-hop vibes for a while now. Take “All Night Long” for instance, a gorgeous re-treating of A Tribe Called Quest’s “1ce Again” with thick snares that lash through the delicate, unmistakably 90’s R&B vocals on the track.
Emiljo also puts Phife Dawg’s vocals on “All Night Long,” bringing the legendary MC into 2017 with a modern soundscape aimed to please his fans. Emiljo recently dropped the nearly three-minute loosie which you can listen to below.