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Req – Car Paint Scheme

Graffiti artist and producer Req specialises in instrumental hip hop which shakes, rattles and rolls like a big box of bones. Car Paint Scheme was first slated for release on Skint in 2000, but was shelved in his transition to Warp. It bridges the gap between his work for Skint and 2002’s more abstract and difficult Sketchbook, and it’s fantastic stuff. The lo-fi quality adds to the eerie atmosphere, while the spectral FX and skeletal beats suggest hip hop as reimagined by Sun Ra. Rhymin’ prot