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Montreal's Hovatron Drops Some New Turbo Crunk Heat

Image credit: Lowriders Collective

It’s called “turbo crunk” and it’s sweeping the nation. And by nation, I mean Canada.

For some time, Lunice has been our favorite Montrealer rehashing hip hop style from the American south into something fresh. A few of his collaborators have begun appearing on the radar as well. Today, we’ve got Hovatron for you.

Hovatron just dropped Hovatron EP, a single packed with three original tracks and a few remixes, including renditions by Sixtoo (as Prison Garde), Spoek Mathambo, and Doshy. The remixes mimic Hovatron’s affinity for 808s and classic synths, and his knack for minimalism. In the tradition of crunk beats, simplicity reigns in turbo crunk productions. Of course, Hovatron’s sound takes crunk to unconventional places; it’s doubtful that Lil’ Jon ever used a Korg MS-20.

Hear Hovatron EP below.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F656650&g=1HOVATRON EP snippets by Lowridersrecordings

Written by M

April 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Posted in Music

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