This is an absolutely epic trip-hop track from HØBBES, who hails from Winston-Salem North Carolina. But before you get intrigued enough to go to look for more music, let me warn you. It doesn’t exist, and nothing else can be found on this mysterious producer. We have a live set with 85 plays, and this record, which I found at 10 total spins on SoundCloud. I’m calling bullshit on this “unknown” act immediately. Nobody’s first release is this good. I’ve got 2:1 odds that this is a known artist releasing tunes under an alias.
As you ponder my speculation, feel free to enjoy “future . world / / past . life.” This is a slow banger, borrowing sounds that would fit in a dramatic scene in an ’80s movie; it’s like watching Top Gun on lean… IN YOUR EARS. It has incredible direction, and the sounds were selected with a professional ear, I just wish I knew who’s it was. You can stream it below, and follow the yellow brick road for the free download via BandCamp.