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More than almost any other producer, Young L (formerly of The Pack) helped bring rap music into the futuristic club realm it now inhabits. The Pack might have lacked in some qualities, but L’s production was always years ahead of his time. Bringing 90s ghetto house into the fold and looking up to the UK’s sense of bass weight, L formulated a West Coast sound that would morph into jerk and eventually the current “ratchet” phenomenon. Like many producers, L’s mic abilities have always been somewhat lacking, but he’s got an interesting left field approach and a decent enough sense of melody to craft solid hooks. “Atari” is the first track we’ve heard from L in quite some time and functions as the first single from his upcoming Young Fashion God LP. Predictably futuristic, “Atari” falls in the ridin’ music category and should not leave your Nissan’s cassette player for at least a few weeks. Stream below and look out for the album in April.

Don’t know how I missed this one. The ever-Based Young L took a stab at Tomas Barfod’s “Broken Glass” and damn the results are beautiful. The original’s droning vocals are chopped to bits over shuffling drums and wallowing synths. Young L has never been shy about straying from his comfort zone to sample the likes of Wye Oak and Yeasayer and by the looks of it, he’s not going to stop. Who woulda thunk that the guy who produced this could make something like this. I’m not complaining. Anyone who can make ignant bangers as well as heartfelt coasters is good in my book. Stream and download Young L’s remix below and be sure to give Barfod’s Salton Sea LP a listen.