“Head” by Nick Hook
Nick Hook is NYC’s waviest resident: an in-demand collaborator, producer extraordinaire, and all around provider of vibes who’s lent his touch to projects from Run The Jewels, Young Thug, Hudson Mohawke, and countless others, all while building a creative community around his studio thespacepit in Greenpoint. Now the red-headed kingpin steps forward with the first taste off his upcoming Relationships LP on Fool’s Gold out this Fall, a full album of collaborations that are unconventional, unexpected and all-the-way live (literally: each song was recorded in-person with Nick behind the boards, a refreshing move in the email verse era).
“Head” with 21 Savage and Bulletproof Dolphin is the first tease of what Relationships has in store. It’s a psychedelic, Parental Advisory sticker-ed mix of wild-ass synth lines, Detroit ghettotech drums, and double-cup freestyling, all mashed together in thespacepit. Fire it up and stay tuned for more…
check out what Nick had to say about the track here:
This tune was initially concepted at about 4am Oct 23 2014. 21 Savage was the last in the booth that night. He was hungry to rap. I remember I didn’t have any beats so I looped up “around the fur” by the Deftones and put a sub behind it. It sounded dope at the time and 21 went in and hit everything you hear really quick. 5 minutes max. That was the first time I had ever heard of him and he has that energy that flies out the speakers when you record it. So I had the vocal and drove out to Detroit to link with the Bulletproof Dolphin crew, helmed by SKYWLKR of Danny Brown fame. Then I polished up in thespacepit and…
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