This EP is assuredly blogosphere underground material, you won’t find many cats out there bumping Northern Lights, aka, B.A.S.I.C.K. The rap group consists of three rappers and a few producers out of Connecticut. They self-describe their sound as:
Diving into real life issues as a young, black and gifted male; staying true to the artform created in the early 1980’s and being nothing but themselves on every record. Hailing from the tri-state area, Connecticut and paying homage to those who came before them and also from Ct, Stezo and Rod F’s brother Dooley-O. Sit back and relax, shut off your TV’s and radio’s and keep your internet on as you vibe to some real good hip hop.
My interest was piqued on account of some the beats that were borrowed to fill out this EP, specifically, Swiff D, Madlib and Flying Lotus credits.
Outside of the borrowed production, the trio appears to be on some eclectic shit, boom bap meets afro-soul? Eh, maybe that’s a bad description. Peep the following track, personal favorite, though it’s 9 minutes long.
Download the EP, on that bandcamp ish.