Cadence Weapon Gets Remixed By CFCF, Doldrums and Grimes | ‘Hope In Dirt City’ Out Next Week Inbox

Deemed by Dazed and Confused as “hip hop’s saviour”, Cadence Weapon is changing the game. Hope In Dirt City is a clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent that represents the culmination of these experiences. Pemberton applies an interesting approach to production using samples as a foundation for writing the album, then working with live instrumentalists (Jered Stuffco (DVAS) on keyboards, Ian Koiter (Shad) on bass and string arrangements, Eric Lightfoot on drums and percussion, Paul Prince (The Cansecos) on guitar and Brett Miles (Magilla Funk Conduit) on saxophone) to reconfigure his original compositions. Pemberton then turned the band-recorded tracks into samples for the album to “achieve a listenable, honest approach to integrating a live band into his setup”. “I wanted to have a live feel, but I didn’t want to sound like the Arsenio Hall band,” Pemberton told Paste. “I wanted to make it ambiguous between where the sample ends and the live band begins.” Referencing his album’s first single “Conditioning” Pemberton goes on to say, “Originally it was a drum machine demo, I wanted it to be a Bo Diddley song. I basically have a band play it as a rock song,
then when I took it home, I switched it into half time and turned it into a hybrid-blues track.”

Composed of a unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco; Hope In Dirt City is a groundbreaking achievement in hip hop. Cadence Weapon has returned to bring rap back to its essence.

Hope In Dirt City | Tracklisting /

01. Get On Down
02. Conditioning
03. Jukebox
04. Cheval
05. (You Can’t Stop) The Machine
06. No More Names (Aditi)
07. Small Deaths
08. Hype Man
09. There We Go
10. Crash Course For The Ravers
11. Hope In Dirt City

Tour Dates /

06/11 – Neumos – Seattle, WA*
06/12 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR*
06/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA*
06/15 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA*
06/16 – Casbah – San Diego, CA*
06/19 – Larimer Lounge -Denver, CO
06/21 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL*
06/22 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH*
06/23 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON*
06/25 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC*
06/26 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA*
06/27 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY*
06/28 – MHOW – Brooklyn, NY*
06/29 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA*

06/30 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC*
07/03 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN*
07/28 – Interstellar Rodeo – Edmonton, AB

*with Japandroids

Tour Dates /

06/11 – Neumos – Seattle, WA*
06/12 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR*
06/14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA*
06/15 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA*
06/16 – Casbah – San Diego, CA*
06/19 – Larimer Lounge -Denver, CO
06/21 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL*
06/22 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH*
06/23 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON*
06/25 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC*
06/26 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA*
06/27 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY*
06/28 – MHOW – Brooklyn, NY*
06/29 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA*
06/30 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC*
07/03 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN*
07/28 – Interstellar Rodeo – Edmonton, AB

*with Japandroids

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