From the get-go, Jónó Mí ló dives right into Eco Reject Mixtape. The mix begins on such an off-beat that the entirety of it is relentlessly uroboros’d with hit-the-ground-running samples while complementing a well played in middle-ground. It’s just constantly devouring itself. Whether the loop is harsh, lingering, or complete eternity, Jónó digs into the roots of sound while filtering in at least a million samples. And the unintelligible vibe of “Is that someone’s voice” to “Yo, that’s Lana Del and Fergie” comes down to the album art. Intentionally so, I believe the image adorning the j-card of Eco Reject Mixtape is the exact interpretation of how Jónó thinks, currently.
To be a 100% Tiny Mix Tapes faux-review writer here — and to quote Nietzsche completely outta context — “Coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.” This goes the same for the full-length of Eco Reject Mixtape. Taking away and giving back. New meaning by way of listener interpretation. The complete feed of retrograde into something utterly genuine in fleeting originality displays itself across a series of lights on a sampler, and all at once flickers in and out with effects to never be used again. Though simply, I could listen to Eco Reject Mixtape back-to-back-to-back for days on end, and not capture its reality entirely.
In light of being REEL, at this point, I should probably grab TWO of this tape. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll reel both into oblivion. And as with Lil B’s 05 Fuck Em and ‘Yoncé’s Self Titled joint, Eco Reject Mixtape makes my ride to work every morning WAY less stressful. There’s no getting around the maximalist joy of Jónó Mí ló. Purity solidifies in numbers. Eco Reject Mixtape is #1. So, thanks to TMT’s favorite Bootleg Tapes, Eco Reject Mixtape takes flight on the physical. Listen below to find out for yourself: