With technology bringing us closer together each day, it’s becoming a challenge to uncover distinct, localised scenes. Night Slugs co-founder L-Vis 1990 is a producer who flits between New York, London and LA, and this mixtape is the story of him, vocalists and producers hooking up in different cities to create some *fire emoji* – ‘12 Thousand Nights’ being the finished product. With added production from Sinjin Hawke, Jimmy Edgar and NA, L-Vis pushes the underground sounds that have made Night Slugs such a looked-to label. London’s Tali Whoah-featuring ‘Flexin’ is a metal-coated R&B jam, while the Gaika and Mista Silva-featuring ‘Sunlight’ has a sunkissed, just-stepped-off-the-plane vibe. The more London-centric ‘Yeah Yeah’ flirts with grime, ‘My Ting’ with dancehall, and ‘121’, synth-pop. It’s an interesting snapshot of a meeting of cultures and minds – but more importantly, it really, really bangs.