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Sendai Era

Morphic Rez

Released November 2015

Between abstract cover art and the title Morphic Rez, you might assume this to be an album of stark minimalist techno. But don’t judge Sendai Era‘s 2015 EP by its packaging alone: Tapping play reveals deft, smart and danceable hip-hop, even when the dance floor is your living room or your morning commute. As MC Era rat-tat-tat raps on the catchy “Sense Deprivation,” this is some hella great “shit that makes you vibe with your eyes closed.” I’ve had the chance to see these guys live twice recently, and it’s always a great chance to vibe out.