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Ryan Hendriks Drops Mixtape 'Jazz Is Now'

Ryan Hendriks Drops Mixtape 'Jazz Is Now'

C.C. / Photo credit: Dylan Cook / Tuesday 5th May, 2020 10:02AM

The cover art for Ryan Hendriks' mixtape Jazz Is Now shows the Tāmaki Makaurau rapper contemplating the hard-edged, rigid patterns and textures of a Roy Lichtenstein print, a distinct visual contrast to the organic on-the-fly flow evident across his six new tracks. Fearlessly abandoning preconceptions on his latest mixtape, which "pays homage to the art of Freestyle," the Badcorporation member ducks and dives around beats and instrumentation provided by fellow sonic travellers Scraps the Supplier, Sleeps, Lapis, Conniebeats, WHYFI and Nava. Starting out waxing lyrical over traditionally jazz-tinged loops, Jazz Is Now delves ever deeper into spontaneous and unconscious forms, following open-eared improvisational ideas through fresh pathways in sound...

'Jazz Is Now' is out now via The Grow Room.


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