Born and raised in the Los Angeles, CA area, Ian Evans, a producer and artist who performs under the moniker Napolian, attended Taft High School; the same high school that claims famous alumni such as Ice Cube and Eazy-E. And naturally, some elements of gangsta rap have filtered through his sound – in fact, “DARPA,” the first single off his long-awaited debut Incursio has a hip-hop swagger meshed with industrial electronica, thanks to swirling and whirling electronics, menacing keyboard chords and room rattling drum and bass. In a small way, the song reminds me of several tracks of Boys Noize’s fantastic Out of the Black – in the sense that it sounds slightly dystopian, as though a series of computers were just about to give up the ghost …

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