is / was is incredibly proud to introduce the enigmatic, insanely gifted, man-of-many-vibes himself, Teakup. Hailing from Ohio, our man is yet another in a long lineage of shut-in freak-beat enthusiasts from the humble state. With a style referencing the melodic funk and swing of Titonton Duvante and the broken, advanced-beat wizardry of Archetype, Teakup steps into this proud heritage with a 4 tracker of various vibes sure to sate even the most discerning of dweebs. “Lose My Mind” is of the swung and jacking nü haus variety popularized by the Will & Ink lads. “Shimmer” soothes with soft pads and throbbing bass while simultaneously spanking you upside the head with cracking snares and corrosive claps. “Darkcore 2020” indulges in sci-fi breakbeat antics, earning the much sought-after status of “banger”. Lastly, “I Don’t Fkn Kno” slinks along in the timeless tradition of low-slung n’ swung house groovers. Welcome to the sound of Teakup.
Published: 5th July 2018