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The Artist/Album: Teebs, Collections 01 (Brainfeeder, 2011)

A Quick Review: The first “mini collection of ideas” in Teebs’ new beat tape series is more than just a palette-cleansing amuse bouche for his next album. True to the producer’s roots as an painter, it colors outside the lines of his last LP with a richer set of samples and a better sense of what it takes to make a record rise above a simple loop-led framework. Some of that may come from the company he keeps—such L.A. underground leaders as Flying Lotus and Daedelus, whose whimsical approach can be felt in the fleeting strings of “Verbena Tea” and the angelic choruses of “Pretty Polly” and “Cook, Clean, Pay the Rent (House Version).”

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