After recently re-releasing their classic debut, Brooklynati, on vinyl for the first time ever, it’s only right that for Donwill’s HipNOTT Record’s debut, he teams up with his Tanya Morgan cohort Von Pea to tap into a bit of that group chemistry for himself. The duo locked in to create One Word No Space, which serves as the MC’s first full-length solo-outing since Don Cusack In High Fidelity (2010).
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Von pea’s signature ‘bat crack’ sound provides an ample bed of hard drums and emotive loops for Don to bare his soul over and formally reintroduce himself. One Word No Space is a jarring jaunt with high replay value that also features collaborations with Lessondary spitters such as Paul Barman, IIyas, Rob Cave, Von Pea and Quelle Chris.
One Word No Space is great album. It’s one of the things that I’m most proud of to this day. It’s an album about identity and it deals with how I see myself. It’s a pretty personal body of work. Whereas Don Cusack focused on romantic relationships this one focuses on my relationship with myself. It’s like my twitter timeline set to music. It’s great. Trust me.”
Today, Donwill releases the projects second video “Service Delay,” which just happened to be the very first song recorded for One Word No Space.
“This was the first song we recorded for the album and it’s the glue of the album. I used a bunch of field recordings of an actual train ride” Donwill commented. “It’s an extended metaphor that speaks to personal aspirations, hopes and realities. The album cover art is an obvious tie in as well. The message behind the song is simple; if life is a journey, you should not only expect delays but also accept them.”Donwill’s One Word No Space is now available at all DSP’s.
Stream Donwill’s One Word No Space: https://empire.lnk.to/oneworddonwill