Michael Uzowuru – Paisley Palm Trees (Beat Tape)
After 30 seconds of cut-up “Jack and Diane” on his “A.D.D.,” Uzowuru turns 90 degrees to a vaguely Zomby-esque, flute-centric dub thing that climaxes with what we can only hope is a Kenny G sample. “Martian Child” kicks off with a full unedited verse of “You’re So Vain” before switching abruptly into four-and-a-half sprawling minutes of beatless electric keyboard music. It’s exhausting trying to wrap up the diversity of styles on display here—sometimes fully formed and sometimes only in glimpses—but maybe that’s the tape’s greatest triumph.
This kid has talent, so keep an ear out for him. Stream the track “Sabbatical”, and download the beat tape by hitting the link below.