H31R Headspace

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December 1, 2023
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H31R (pronounced heir/air) is an experimental electronic hip hop duo composed of New Jersey producer/composer JWords and Brooklyn rapper/vocalist maassai. Blending together their worlds, new album ‘HeadSpace’ due for release on Friday 17th November via Big Dada, creates an enigmatic but complementary sonic experience that pushes the fickle boundaries of genre. Limited pressing, available on 1LP black vinyl with custom artwork featuring H31R on the cover. The LP maneuvers through its 14 tracks with blazing speed. “Glitch In Time” sets the tone for the album with gritty bass, groovy drums and quirky melodies resonating throughout. It contains moments of introspection and self-reflection on songs like “Static” and “Reflection” while the edifying diptych of “Rotation” – an oscillating track capturing the essence of dark and light – and “All Over The Place”, which transcends duality and expands to a multidimensional self, signify markers of growth. Elsewhere is “Backwards” which, despite its name, is a propulsive track that seeks to move forward from things holding someone back, and “Train of Thought”, that examines the mechanisms of thinking, starting off more concrete before gradually becoming abstract by the song’s end. ‘HeadSpace’ also features contributions from the likes of rising Chicago-based rapper and producer semiratruth on the affirming “Glass Ceiling”, and a playful verse from Detroit-based GRAMMY-nominated producer and rapper Quelle Chris on “Down Down BB”. Previous press for H31R includes articles from Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp, Brooklyn Vegan, Okayplayer, Slug Mag and Quarantine Content. Past live dates include tour support for keiyaA at Songbyrd (Washington, DC), Baby's All Right (Brooklyn, NY), The Underground (Detroit), Beachland Tavern (Cleveland, OH), and PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia, PA), support for Rahill at Rough Trade (NY). A1. Glitch in Time A2. Backwards A3. Reflection A4. Big Bang A5. Glass Ceiling (feat. Semiratruth) A6. At Ease (Interlude) A7. Train of Thought B1. Shadow Self B2. Rotation B3. All Over The Place B4. Right Here B5. Down Down Bb (feat. Quelle Chris) B6. Static B7. Air it Out A1. Glitch in Time A2. Backwards A3. Reflection A4. Big Bang A5. Glass Ceiling (feat. Semiratruth) A6. At Ease (Interlude) A7. Train of Thought B1. Shadow Self B2. Rotation B3. All Over The Place B4. Right Here B5. Down Down Bb (feat. Quelle Chris) B6. Static B7. Air it Out

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