After several years spent establishing herself as a fixture of Edmonton's underground club scene, Manicure Records beat queen and carepackage boss Hood Joplin graces Drama Hands with her debut EP #75FFA1.
The title track starts off the record — a chimey roller that envelopes you in warm tipsy pads and dub echoes while bubbling rhythms carry the track along. "Audrey Hepburn" is a wintry cinematic soundscape with elements of hip-hop and footwork mixed in. On "Hood Joplin Type Beat" she strips everything back, creating an ominous low-end creature reminiscent of early minimal dubstep born in dark London clubs. "TYBG" is a calming send up to the Based God that moves past like a gentle stream as mellow keys make quick cameos before dissolving away. Tides features Sam Lucia — one half of Vancouver's SO LOKI — who adds his linguistic dexterity to HJ's frame of tactical synth work and knocking percussion.