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Porter Ray

Lightro

Sub Pop
Very much digging Porter Ray's 'Watercolor' album that's just dropped on Sub Pop — partly it's down to his voice, a kind of voice I haven't heard in hip-hop for too long — slightly camp, fiercely articulate, gentle and able to portray vulnerability. 'Lightro' is one of the highlights — gorgeous synth-heavy trap-funk where the details aren't allowed to dominate but sit back in the mix, haunting the peripheries in a way that's way more moving than all that foregrounded shininess so common to trap productions. Superb.
8.5