Cali beatgenious in LDN exile Kutmah comes up here with a weird, dark and dirty lil EP named Dusted Back Alley Beats, something that calls for the right time of night to really get in to. “Living in London and misses the fucking sun” says the info at bandcamp, and you can def hear that British greyness sipping into his soul.. In fact, if not for this beat, I just might have totally skipped it and never came back for another listen, but hearing this Portishead sample just grabbed me in the right place I guess.
Kutmah didn’t seem to do that much here, I think he didn’t even re-sample the original Portishead sampled from (wait a minute - did they even sample here? but they must have.. though couldn’t find trace of what the original is) but just took their beat, upped the tempo, and rearranged it a little. Either way, that’s totally all I needed from it. Good job.
Have a listen, and if you’re feeling like sampling another one, try Miracles too. And if it’s all good with you, head over to his bandcamp for a complete check out and a checkout.