SPACETAPES - Vol. 1 (Album) - NAPPY HABIBI

SPACETAPES - Vol. 1 (Album) - NAPPY HABIBI

I remember just when we were first getting into the underground music scene, Nappy Habibi was always at the top of my list for his undeniably amazing knack for melodies and it seems like things haven’t changed even slightly over the past few years. ⏳ On a project that has been kept on lockdown for the past couple years - yes YEARS! - SpaceTapes has been like a myth and finally seeing it release after all this time is something to personally celebrate. 🥳 From a strictly musical perspective, even after all this time he hasn’t lost his touch even slightly, and his keen sense of rhythm and melodies is at an all-time high. 📈 The project sees him doing what he does best on each track in such an emphatic manner — transforming what was originally a supremely infectious instrumental that often come full of an assortment of soothing/exhilirating synth patterns and using some outstanding yet laid-back mic work to morph it into an absolute odyssey that brings with it an ocean of differing instruments and corresponding passages. 🔮 All while managing to pull it off with all the melodic grace in the world that carves quit the cinematic picture in its stead. 📝 From tracks like Ciku N Wanjiku, Aisha, 8pm in Dar Es Salaam and Mary Cigarello, he performs an organic and expert balancing act between heavy low-end stylistics and chipper high-end ones, while still managing to work in perfect tandem and pace with the blissful instrumental to make his presence that much more engaging and apparent. 🎙✨ All of these aspects combine to create one of the most unique and of-its-own projects, and it only makes sense that such a forward-thinking and decisively by himself figure like Habibi would be the one to lay claim to such an approach yet again. 🏆 It’s a phenomenal piece of work and it would have been criminal, had it not ever seen the light of day. 🌄