Electronic producer Evil Needle has had a hand in music since the 90s, with roots digging deep toward old school hip-hop legends like Wu-Tang Clan and other non-mainstream artists. Naturally, he transitioned from admiring beats to making them himself, initially even giving DJing a go before realizing his true calling for production. Part of the Potholes Music Compilation called Robot Soup, the dramatic “Falling Leaves” was instantly a favorite. Compelling atmospherics and synths combine with top-class percussion to make one of the most well-executed, emotional tracks I’ve ever heard. You’ll know this is the case when you have to restart it half-way through listening the first time because you realize you’ve been lost in the music.
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