Suicideyear is James Prudhomme, based out of Baton Rouge but producing for artists as far across the world as Sweden. He teamed up with Kaytranada for a two song EP on the budding French label Bromance Records, and he’s produced for a slew of recent “underground” rap acts like Yung Lean, Main Attrakionz, Pepperboy, Ethel Wulf, and Little Pain (SMH if you don’t know Little Pain). Suicideyear’s gift is in separating his sound from other traditional rap producers by anchoring astral effervescence with a floor of bass and trap. His music is what you might find if you shined a flimsy flashlight into caves on an abandoned planet: creepy, moody shadows of life. He’s an essential part of the movement toward the delightfully intoxicating melding of electronic music and hip-hop.
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