High Rollers

Producers Dave Sparks and Wodoo Wolcan might have 2 things in common with tennis’ former world No. 1 Roger Federer:  1. They’re Swiss and 2. They like tennis; hence High Rollers’ record cover. (Although I might be somewhat delusional and they’re actually playing badminton, if that would ever be the case.)

Their joined efforts (Dave and Wodoo, without Roger obviously) in producing one of Switzerland own beat tape turned out to be exceptional. Combining spoken word vocal samples, a reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron & co., with jazzy soundscape and raw rap verses to top them off. The progression on this record highlights their epic creativity as heard in “Power Chords” et al, where jazz instrumentals comfortably compliment electronic and hip hop elements. All in all, this record felt like it came straight up from the 90’s, with prominent oldskool vibes not to be missed by true hip-hop heads.

Feel free to cop High Rollers (released 22/03/14) via Radio Juicy / Urban Waves. It comes in a handful of format you’ll fancy: Radio Juicy’s bandcamp (digital) and hhv.de (cassette and vinyl).