Sk La’Flare – ‘Escape To Italy’ (Prod. Michael Uzowuru) | New Music

Michael Uzowuru is a name that’s hopefully been clinging to your attention over the past few weeks. Having released both “Matlock” and “Twitch” with fellow Californian Vince Staples, and crafting the remarkable instrumental, “The Immaculate Conception“, the burgeoning beatsmith returns today with emcee Sk La’Flare at the helm of his compelling sound.

Entitled “Escape To Italy”, this latest offering is rooted in a dark and murky soundbed that’s swamped with trickling pianos and rapid-firing drum loops a la Lex Luger. It isn’t a coincidence that it draws eery comparison to Odd Future‘s distinct sound; Uzowuru has collaborated with Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis. Oh, and Sk La’Flare is actually the cousin of Frank Ocean (but that’s totally a sidebar).

If you’re left yearning for more after a few spins below, it just so happens that the pair are prepping a joint project, Mark Of The Beast, for a Summer release. Two thumbs up.

Listen: Sk La’Flare – ‘Escape To Italy’ (Prod. Michael Uzowuru)


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