I think it’s pretty undisputed at this point that Vanderslice has been crafting some of the hardest beats in the underground for the better part of the last decade. With a resume that includes the late Prodigy (RIP), Freddie Gibbs, Evidence, Slug, Conway the Machine, AOTP, Diabolic and many more, the Phoenixville-based boardsman is gearing up for the March 27th release of his extended play compilation, Trendsetter. The seven track offering is Slice’s way of paying homage to the Tanner sound library bearing the same name. Featuring guest appearances from Vic Spencer, G Perico, Ty Farris, Daniel Son and more, his reverence for this now very hard to find vintage production tool is expressed both sonically as well as visually through the EP’s cover art.
Featuring the Windy City’s own Vic Spencer, Vanderslice kicks off the EP campaign with the appropriately titled, “Cold Winter.” Backed by an ominous organ and hard drums, the track is an absolute bruiser that provides the perfect soundscape for the self proclaimed ‘King of Living’ to talk his talk with that deliberate, matter of fact delivery that we’ve grown to love from the Chi-town spitter.
“It’s mission critical to maintain my identity. Our sound is less is more and we don’t follow the trends, we’re setting the trend.”
“Cold Winter” could be streamed right here, and is available through your preferred digital service provider. Pre-orders for Trendsetter have also arrived both digitally, along with various limited edition hot pink vinyl bundles through Vanderslice’s Bandcamp page as well as Coalmine Records’ online store, the latter of which is offering a 10% discount at checkout if using promo code, TRENDSETTER. Classic black vinyl copies are also available via Fat Beats.
02. Cold Winter (feat. Vic Spencer)
03. Christmas Night (feat. Ty Farris)
04. Barry White Shit (feat. G Perico)
05. Puzzles (feat. Daniel Son)
06. Shell Casings (feat. Capo)
01. Intro (Instrumental)
02. Cold Winter (Instrumental)
03. Christmas Night (Instrumental)
04. Barry White Shit (Instrumental)
05. Puzzles (Instrumental)
06. Shell Casings (Instrumental)
07. Outro (Instrumental)