In 4 Sets
If you ask 22 year-old Joey Butler, aka Kid Smpl, what to call his music, don’t expect a straight answer. “Super introspective, isolated and wondering, but there are a lot of other people that could probably explain it better than I could”, he says. Like many other producers in the post-Burial soundscape, Kid Smpl’s unique blend of ethereal beats, hushed vocals and slowed tempo has been lumped in with the night bus sound. But what separates Kid Smpl from the others is the craft and subtlety he places into his compositions. The Seattle native was accepted into Red Bull Music Academy’s 2013 class in July and released his debut album, "Skylight", on Hush Hush Records after that in November. For our 61st Truancy Volume, we’ve got Kid Smpl on the buttons. In order to get a better picture of the man behind the mix, we hopped on the night bus home with Kid Smpl to glide through the streets of Seattle.
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