Warm Brew – The Ride
Remember when the Cool Kids were set to blow? Rewind the tape and the hype was believable at the time, but label limbo caught them offguard and they never recovered. Warm Brew has that kind of aura.
The West Coast easygoing crew has everything you could want – dreamy beats, razor sharp rappers, a smiling attitude and hooks that you remember without being annoying. The searing hot DJ Dahi provides two heaters but the production from Al B Smoove, Teqnitionz and Lord Quest is some of 2013’s best. Ray Wright, Manu Li and Serk Spliff have quietly dropped music to wake up to, walk around with, or soundtrack a sunset.