Guilty Simpson and Montage One join Oh No [Madlib‘s brother] on the first single from his forthcoming collaborative LP with producer Chris Keys, bringing sharp and true-to-life lyrics over a sombre instrumental.

Titled Ashes and set to be released through Heavy Keys Records on October 23rd, the project is the product of over 60 recorded songs by the two producers, who have been working steadily over the past couple of months.

Describing the culmination of their efforts “like dirty art on a vintage table,” Bay Area native Keys says, “The music we created was the ash of our efforts,” whilst Oh No points out his progression evident within the album, which sees him tackling “a mix of positive and negative subjects” and “still keeping it raw.”

Have a listen…

Oh No x Chris Keys f/ Guilty Simpson, Montage One – “Devastation”: