Cariño

A 18 track alternative rap/hip-hop ep (29m 19s) — released April 7th 2017 on Shapes of Rhythm

Cariño is BodyMoves' most ambitious release to date. An 18 track beat tape that contains a diverse mixture of beats crafted over the last four years. This dust coated voyage draws on global inspirations and rhythms, refusing to be tied down to any specific sound or style. The EP takes cues from South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, classic soul, jazz, funk, library music and obscure TV audio into a 28 minute long beat journey. The album title was inspired by the birth of the artist's son in April 2016.

The music has respectful nods towards a diverse range of beatmakers, from Al Dobson Jr. to Flying Lotus to Tuamie and has been mastered by Will Horrocks of LV fame. The stunning artwork is a specially commissioned piece by artist Emily Evans. Emily has previously designed artwork for Paul White, Mr Beatnick and Broshuda.

Cassette releases are enjoying a renaissance of late, and true to hip hop culture this beat tape will be released on a strictly limited run of 50 blood red cassettes, and also includes a digital download.

"Cariño" follows up on BodyMoves' recent collaborative EP "Dual Thought" with Tom Central. Both are released on Shapes Of Rhythm Records, a burgeoning label he runs himself, alongside Tom.

BodyMoves has been rising steadily on the scene over the last few years. Known for his eclectic beats and DJ sets, his releases have gained support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Josey Rebelle, Taro (Jazzy Sport), DJ Gilla and Dom Servini.

Great rhythms to play and mix - Rita Maia Worldwide FM, Resonance FM

Super release so many great tracks with percussive buzz! - Jay Scarlett Sounds Supreme, PULS, Munich

Strongest work from Bodymoves yet in my opinion. "Mamita" is probably my personal choice cut - Sean Keating Tiff's Joints, Radar Radio, Boiler Room

Dope! really feeling 'Gain - Jon1st DMC, 20/20, Fly High

BodyMoves is back with a surefire selection of off-kilter beats - essential stuff - Dj Gilla First Word

Really into this! Glad to have BodyMoves back - Scrimshire Wah Wah 45s, Albert's Favourites

Amazing, right up my street for sure! Achey neck from the head nods. - Tim Parker NTS, You'll soon know, 20/20

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