Reviews

Nobody

The boring middle-ground crap that plagues electronica and instrumental hip-hop has no such effect on And Everything Else ..., the third outing from LA beatmaker Elvin "Nobody" Estela. He bridges dusty psychedelic loops and Nineties hip-hop beats with intricacy and restraint so that this disc doesn't lean in either direction: It's some of the new with flourishes of the old. His attachment to 1968 might be more blatant to cult psychedelic fans who recognize his reliance on chopped breaks culled from artists such as the Millennium. But Nobody's anonymous moniker won't ever describe his approach; he's just too good.

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Dominic Umile