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Afta-1 - F O R M

We've been planning on writing something about Afta-1 since we started this blog. Now's the time, with his latest album 'F O R M', released 21th of April 2010.

California's 'cosmic conductor' Afta-1, now based in Brooklyn, part of the GAS'D clothing movement, and one of the biggest talents amongst today’s beat generation.

He's drawing inspiration from Sun-Ra and Flying Lotus alike, but speaks in his very own language. The music is cosmic, laidback splashy beats, not really hip hop, not really soul, but a uniquely sound that's on it's own. His debut album 'Aftathoughts Vol.1' was released on Circulations, which we wrote about some time ago, and enjoyed heavy support by Benji B. He's been featured on the 'Love Is Real' mixtape installment, which is now up to 4 volumes.

The vision for AFTA-1’s 'F O R M' release, was to transcend the idea of being a "producer" and really any title that we as creators limit ourselves to. True love for art lies in the freedom to exist and create freely through whatever medium feels right. To acknowledge that the only boundaries ever present, are the ones we put up ourselves. F O R M, like LOVE, is infinite. That being true, Afta-1 was inspired to create a piece of art inclusive of more than one sensory dimension. Something to see, something to touch, something to keep, a physical interpretation of the same LOVE energy that created the music.

If you like it, BUY it!

Afta-1 - Rain

Afta-1 - Become Still

Afta-1 - Tiden Flyver Remix (from Love Is Real vol.3)

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