Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk’s instrumental EP goes by Synth or Soul. Whether a question about musical preference, a statement about Milk’s influences or a tasty little combination of the two, the listener benefits since this is pure, unadulterated ear candy.
You know that one part of the beat of your favorite song (the bass chords in OutKast’s “Playa’s Ball,” the warped flute in Big K.R.I.T.’s “Me And My Old School”) that you look forward to every time you hit play? Milk has found a way to capture that sound from some of the furthest corners of Hip-Hop, and distill them all into a lean 12-track mixtape. If that sounds like your cup of tea, you can’t hit play quick enough.
Synth Or Soul releases on Record Store Day, April 20 and digital versions can be picked up via iTunes.