New Music: After The Smoke ‘Microwaves’

Florida has been boiling with hot talent this year, and the latest to come out of the not exactly Southern, not at all East Coast scene is After The Smoke, a trio of Whuzi on the mic and Soft Glas and Day G. on the boards.

Based in New York but raised in Florida, After The Smoke brings a worldly sensitivity to their raps without fitting into one specific sound. Soul, trip-hop, and cloud rap are only some of the associations that come to mind when you spin “Microwaves,” and the celestial project will keep you encased in a cocoon of musical warmth as temperatures drop outside. Peep how “OIAM” floats below and grab the mixtape

here. — Max Weinstein