Scene newcomer iSHi has entered the game with quite the entry, dragging hip-hop into dance circles via his debut mixtape, Spring Pieces, via PRMD Records. For the most part, hip-hop influences and samples are poorly done in the current iteration of what we call electronic dance music. Either they are of the low quality bootleg variety, or are trying to force together harmonies and styles that just aren’t fitting. Even the dance version of trap has devolved into face melting drops instead of highlighting any sort of lyricism or the spoken word.
iSHi is the exact opposite of all that.
Accompanying the project is a short film that acts as an overview of the mixtape. An amazing visual experience in its own right, the video serves as an extended -and expertly done, mind you- music video for Spring Pieces as a whole.