DENZEL HIMSELF (@CountZelda)
Denzel Himself is a 19-year-old rapper/producer hailing from South London, home of King Krule andHawk House. He has built up a lot of homegrown buzz with singles ‘Young Insolent’ and ‘Selsie’ as well as an appearance alongside Piff Gang’s Milkaveli on JD. Reid’s ‘Nobunaga’. He is also one half ofBrxtherhood, a creative partnership with Gabriella Skies for whom he produced Burnouts – her debut EP which saw release in 2012. Denzel describes himself as the lovechild of J*DaVeY and Jim Jones. He lives by the mantra: ‘Those who can do it, won’t. And those who would do it, can’t. Do it.’
Of this particular remix he says: “This is my first official remix for an artist I’ve always respected and looked up to. Me and him working together was always inevitable because we dug each other’s work, so there was no better time than his Stones Throw album debut!”
PYRAMID VRITRA (@PyramidVritra)
22 year-old, LA-based Pyramid Vritra has been making beats and writing rhymes since he was just ten years old. When he was in high school in Atlanta, he founded the hip hop collective NRK (Nobody Really Knows) and subsequently linked up with Matt Martiansof Odd Future after Martians heard NRK’s tracks on Myspace. When Pyramid Vritra and Matt Martians met, they naturally clicked and the collaborations began. They formed The Super 3 production group, and soon after, he and Martians formed the Jet Age of Tomorrow releasing their music via Odd Future.
During the day Pyramid Vritra drives a forklift around a home improvement store in South Los Angeles. His co-workers have no idea he makes music, he says ‘he tries to not talk to anyone there.’ Introverted in nature, Pyramid Vritra allows us to find out a bit about him through his debut 16-track record, Indra. The album swings in and out of darkness and highlights Pyramid Vritra’s knack for rhyming and making obscure beats – all sample free.