London-based rapper Le3 bLACK drops bass-laden new single ‘OH NO’, a track that takes a dark turn, fusing elements of drill with industrial techno, in a bid to connect the dots between the sounds of each of his projects. Teaching himself production and songwriting, Le3 bLACK’s music usually takes on hip hop and electronic characteristics, with influence coming from James Blake, Skepta, Kanye West and close friend Loraine James, for who he featured on the acclaimed 2019 ‘For You And I’ album, out on Hyperdub.
New track ‘OH NO’ is a direct sequel to ‘Black Pluto’, the lead track from the ‘3 LINK‘ EP, which came out earlier in the year and was featured on Jamz Supernova’s 1XTRA show. Read a ‘How I Made’ interview with him on the EP here. On ‘OH NO’ Le3 bLACK keeps production more organic than the the track’s prequel, using 808’s beside daunting vocals and rattling sub bass – it is produced friend and fellow musician Kmado and features Le3 bLACK creative partner Gxbby.
Offering up a completely new and unexpected musical direction with every release, Le3 bLACK isn’t one to sit on. His expansive discography demonstrates the broad reach of his experimental approach to music and his growth as an artist – keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming EP that ‘OH NO’ is taken from.
‘OH NO’ is out now via DMY.
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