Various: Idol Tryouts

Ghostly International, 2003

Idol Tryouts cover

This solid comp. shows why Ghostly International is one of the best American indie labels around. From Dabrye (aka Tadd Mullinix) and his simple, subdued instrumental hip-hop, to the beautiful downtempo melodies of Midwest Product, this is a label to watch. The only track that seems out of place is Dykehouse’s poppy, guitar-laden “Map Ref. 41º N 43º W.” All of the other cuts are pure underground electronica. Prefuse 73 even contributes a superb Dabrye megamix, topping off this collection with a musical dessert.

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