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ALBUM REVIEW

Klefto

Mellow Dramatic

Released June 2019

Mellow Dramatic is a stellar vinyl release from Bellingham beatmaker Klefto. This instrumental album samples heavily from soul and jazz, and is head-bobbingly groovy, with sweet drum hits, entrancing pianos, and MPC magic. (Plus at least one Kendrick lift.) The center label playfully explains, “Do not make illegal copies of this record. We already did enough illegal shit going into the making of this record.” Like all great beat tapes, it’s a tad too short, so when it ends you flip it over and listen through a second time. Hit up this dude for fresh beats.

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