We've been seeing a healthy growth in soulful, alternative hip-hop sounds coming from the capital over the past few years, and that doesn't look like it will be stopping anytime soon. The latest duo to formally introduce themselves to that scene are Alfa Mist and Lester Duval, both producers and rappers, who first came into contact working on their mutual friend Barney Artist's 'Bespoke' EP and have been injecting their jazzy and soulful production into forthcoming projects for everyone from Jordan Rakei to Tom Misch.
The duo naturally began to collaborate together, and after getting a stack of new music in the bag, decided it was time to unleash them on the world as an EP. 2ND EXIT is the first release from Cosa Nostra Records and tells the tale of two creatives in London struggling to make ends meet over a soundscape of soul-massaging kicks, snares and basslines.
Ahead of the release of Alfa Mist & Lester Duval's 2ND EXIT tomorrow, stream the project in full below, and watch a short film on the making of the project...
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Words: Grant Brydon