LucianBlomkamp shot to prominence in 2017 through his work with 6LACK. The Australian producer is sampled on the Atlanta rapper's FREE 6LACK album, and he co-produced 6LACK's latest, "That Far." But his solo work is gaining a notoriety all its own, evidenced today by the excellent Trim collaboration "Still No."
"To me, Trim is the type of artist I strive to be," the producer said. "He has a gift for disobeying the norms and never following up on expectations. He's a complete wild card, and that's what makes him. No matter the instrumental, no matter the genre... if Trim’s on the track, it’s a Trim track. So as you can tell, I feel it’s an honor to have him be a part of my new release, and I hope to do his name justice."
Trim is coming off a big release, too—the minds at 1-800 Dinosaur, James Blake included, produced a whole album for him. Blomkamp must have taken note—his production seems tailor-made for the high-energy English rapper. Mellow, moody synths are contrasted by a manic drum loop, and Trim jumps in headfirst almost immediately. The sound and energy builds to its breaking point around the two-minute mark, and when the wall is finally breached, it's a beautiful moment.
LucianBlomkamp's Sick of What I Don't Understand is out October 13. In the meantime, stream "Still No" below.