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Poughkeepsie-born, New York-based emcee El Gant has carved out a name for himself for his witty and often rapid-fire delivery — and for being one third of the hip-hop group Jamo Gang, which also features Ras Kass and J57.

With his long-awaited solo debut, O.S.L.O., the Poughkeepsie-born, NYC-based emcee boldly steps into the limelight as a solo artist. The album features production from the legendary DJ Premier, Marco Polo and the aforementioned J57 and collaborations with Atmosphere‘s Slug and Slipknot’s Sid Wilson, Jamo Gang bandmate Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Planet Asia, King Magnetic and more.

O.S.L.O.‘s latest single, the DJ Premier-produced “Leave It Alone” pairs the Poughkeepsie-born, NYC-based emcee’s rapid-fire witty word play and dexterous wordplay with a the producer’s world renowned tweeter and woofer rattling boom bap, a menacing bass line, twinkling keys and a soulfully delivered vocal hook. Simply put, it’s an anachronistic banger; it sounds as though it could have been released in 1995, 2005 — or today.

New Audio: TRY Shares Hazy Rework of “Silence”

TRY is a new music project featuring:

Born during a terrifyingly uncertain and perilous time, the project was formed as a way to provide uplift and optimism, with the project’s members actively choosing the path of light. And while they choose to find the beauty of the human experience, they acknowledge the world’s flaws and ugliness. We wanted to make something that sounded timeless, and we figured that out as we went along – music that provided a visceral energy,” Shmuck the Local explains.

The duo’s full-length debut will be released in three parts, respectively titled Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three. The album will feature an impressively varied cast of musical and artistic collaborators, who will further fuel their impossible-to-pin-down sound while bringing positive energy and vibes. The end result is an album that’s sonically diverse with the material spanning 2step, trap, house music and synth pop — among others. “We have very eclectic taste, and the record reflects that,” Spiegel says.  

Last month, the duo released Chapter One of their full-length debut. Chapter One featured guest spots from EARTHGANG, Camden, and Miette Hope. Building upon the buzz of those early tracks, the duo will share a collection of Chapter One remixes including a Couros remix of “End of Times,” the duo’s rework of “Aphrodite Part II,” which features a guest spot from Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest — and the remix collection’s latest single “Silence (Redux).”

Chapter One track “Silence” feat. Camden and Miette Hope is an infectious banger centered around a feel good, Larry Levan-meets-Ibiza-like production of glistening synths, wobbling tweeter and woofer rattling low end, skittering beats and an infectious hook serving as a sinuous and silky bed for Camden and Hope’s sultrily vulnerable deliveries. The duo’s rework of “Silence” retains the glistening synths and vulnerability of the original — but their rework turns the song into a hazy, Quiet Storm-infused, lo-fi hip-hop affair, featuring tweeter and woofer rattling thump.

The remix collection is slated for a Friday release, so be on the lookout, y’all.