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Sagesse & Crookram – “The Escape EP” (Bankrupt Recordings)

Dutch HipHop, English Rap | While Crookram's album "19/76" on Budabeats sounded dusty, analogue, funky and deep, the productions with his partner Sagesse shine polished and bass-loaded. With a bassdrum deep like Miami Bass and a tos of funkyness between the beats the Dutch producer makes another step in his evolution. Now I know why the Netherlands are such a flat land. Too much bass...

Sagesse & Crookram - "Escape" (MP3)
Sagesse & Crookram - "Make Way" (MP3)
Sagesse & Crookram - "Warrior" (MP3)
Sagesse & Crookram - "Patterns of Thought" (MP3)
Sagesse & Crookram - "Epilogue" (MP3)

I adore crackling samples, the collage technique of old school hiphop productions. That's why I adore so much the releases of Budabeats. Crookram was the second artist who refined the catalogue. Now he starts his own netlabel Bankrupt Recordings.

While "19/76" was epic, "The Escape EP" is pure and a great production featuring different MCs - I guess from the Netherlands. Tracks like "Patterns of Thought (ft. Wreckitnize)" were produced to walk through the city in the sunshine and get a little melancholic. What amuses me, is that I like the instrumental called "Epilogue" the best. Maybe this is the track which glues his old album on Budabeats together with his next step. Even if the whole production is skillful, I wish sometimes more edges, some little gimmicks. To me Crookram is best, when he gets melancholic and hopefully he will write for us another epilogue soon.

PS: The onyl sad thing about this EP is... I would love to hear some real Dutch rap ;)

MP3 Music Download

Download: Sagesse & Crookram - "The Escape EP" (ZIP-Archive)
Artist-Website: Sagesse and Crookram
Release: Sagesse & Crookram - "The Escape EP"
Netlabel: Bankrupt Recordings

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Phlow-Author Brigitte This article was written on 18.February 2010 by Brigitte. Brigitte Bijoux is a producer and DJane living in Tokyo/Japan. She loves fat basslines, haunting grooves and a fair amount of breakbeat armory. Devoted to Drum'n'Bass and all kinds of broken beats she diggs deep into the netlabel underground. It's about loving music! Read more articles written by .


  • is there no download link or am i missing something?

    Gravatar of ich ich said on
    18. Feb 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Link #1

  • forgot that one... but you find always the download links on the website of the netlabel ;)

    Gravatar of mo. mo. said on
    18. Feb 2010 at 11:22 pm
    Link #2

  • Got this directly off the website. I loved the last Crookram stuff I got from here and this is right up there in terms of quality.

    Gravatar of Nathan Nathan said on
    19. Feb 2010 at 11:24 am
    Link #3

  • And there is also a new album coming up in march. I guess, we will review this one to :)

    Gravatar of mo. mo. said on
    19. Feb 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Link #4

  • I saw that on the label site too! I'm so excited to hear a full offering from him.

    Gravatar of Nathan Nathan said on
    20. Feb 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Link #5