Legendary hip-hop producer Just Blaze and Montreal-based musical mastermind Sinjin Hawke collaborated on “One” during a Red Bull Music Academy session in New York last year. To celebrate the release of the RBMA 2013 compilation, as well as the 2014 opening of applications for Red Bull Music Academy (held in Tokyo from October 12th-November 14th of this year), “One” is available for free download. The track effortlessly blends Just Blaze’s style with Hawke’s, and each producer’s musical signature can strongly be heard in the song. Sinjin Hawke’s melodic use of ethereal synths and punctuated brassy sounds, as well as his adept ear towards R&B-influenced electronic music, synchronizes well with the frame of Just Blaze’s heavier hip-hop beat. Together, the two make a dramatic banger of a song. It is honestly one of the best releases of 2014 so far, and will rank high on my “Best Of” list for the rest of the year. Don’t miss out on this download, and be sure to listen to the rest of the “Various Assets NYC 2013” compilation here.
Listen / Download: One – Just Blaze & Sinjin Hawke