Here’s a gem from earlier this summer you might have missed from instrumental hip-hop producer West Widows. “Violence,” from collaborate mixtape Greetings From Spring Break Tapes Volume 1, is in fact a non-violent-sounding track, with woozy synths and a skipping drum beat. There’s some interesting political rhetoric, too, which lends this cut an interesting lyrical/musical contrast. Widows appears to be a reclusive dude — there’s very little info on him on the World Wide Web — but here’s hoping we hear more from him soon.
• West Widows: http://springbreaktapes.bandcamp.com/track/violence
• Spring Break Tapes!: http://springbreaktapes.com