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you haven’t heard anything like this. new zealand’s the wyld serves up hip-hop indie and blues on their latest ep ‘abstract.’ #soundcheck

November 27, 2013

New Zealand indie / hip-hop trio The Wyld have been blowing up steadily since their debut Preface last year. Mixing indie rock, hip-hop, and blues, The Wyld has a sound all their own. Their latest EP, Abstract,, dropped October 29th.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor

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It’s strange calling something so straightforward “abstract.” Though the blend of styles may be unexpected, they work seamlessly in that way that makes you question why few have attempted something similar. On standout track “Always On the Run,” the blend is especially potent, breathing new life into old sounds. Rapper Mo Kheir’s death defying verbal acrobatics balance Brandon Black and Joe Pascoe’s spare but atmosphere-dense production.

The EP’s lead single “Confusion” throws a little dub into the mix for good measure. It’s laid back and spacey, but like many of the band’s best tracks is about the determination of a young band trying to make something of themselves. Somehow, I don’t think they’re going to have to wait too long.

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