Husky Loops have dropped their brand new mixtape ‘Good As Gold’, and it’s streaming online in full.
The ambitious release features guest spots from Vuyo, Mother MaryGold, Red Phillips, Steven Senegal, Terra, MEI and Count Counsellor, and is accompanied by news of a massive headline tour around their festival spots at Manchester’s Neighbourhood and Lincoln’s 2Q later this year.
“We’ve always been into hip-hop, and we are surrounded by so many amazing musicians, so the idea of the mixtape kinda started just by living the life we live,” Danio from the band explains.
“Except DAFT, everything was written recorded and mixed in 7 days. The quick process really inspired all the people involved to give their best. The atmosphere was, “come to the studio, let’s jam together or write a song and let’s finish it in 3 or 4 hours.” We really feel we caught the honesty and personality of everyone in that way, ours too. There wasn’t time to overthink anything, but just to do what you felt like in that moment.
“As a band, we love working with different people and expand our sound, and this is only the first of a series of projects we’d like to do.
“This mixtape is really about giving your best and being who you are, which is something we all look for. The title “Good As Gold” really matched this vision, it’s a warm colour that can both provide a bright and cheerful feeling but also a traditional one, or a religious aura. It can be tacky but also elegant. It’s an interesting concept, in a way we all look for “gold” and something “good” and that can mean something different to everyone. Love, money, power… God.”
Check out ‘Good As Gold’ below, and find their October tour dates after the jump.
03 Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
04 Leeds Hifi Club
06 Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
09 Brighton Patterns
10 Southampton The Joiners
11 Plymouth The Underground
13 Bristol Louisiana
16 Norwich The Waterfront
17 Reading Purple Turtle
18 London Corsica Studios
19 Hastings Blackmarket
20 Oxford Ritual Union
23 Leicester The Cookie
24 Liverpool EBGBs Ltd
25 Nottingham Bodega Social Club
26 Sheffield Record Junkee
03 Lincoln 2Q Festival