The Hop is a recently formed French collective, their debut EP a lustrous fusion of jazz, hip hop and soul music. There are hints of ?uestlove in the tight percussion style throughout, and the seven tracks are peppered with sounds, from the Ahmad Jamal-esque keys on Dreamland to classic talkbox effects on Le Rap Me Porte.
fans of the genres will hear callings to a huge range of influences on the EP
In fact, fans of the genres will hear callings to a huge range of influences on the EP, recreations of horns in the style that Pete Rock would love to sample on Rien Ne M’Arrêtera, smatterings of Dilla and D’angelo in the Intro and plenty more. A 12 piece with real talent, here, pulling off live recording with the thickness of sampled soul… The EP is available for purchase next week – stream below until then!