Remote collaboration’s become the name of the game in 2020, so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen more than a couple new groups pop up over the past few months. And today we’re putting Slug under the microscope, the international three-piece of composer-producers made up of White Denim’s Greg Clifford, Soul Food Horns’ Louk Cox, and No. 18’s Chase Goldman, all graduates of the UT Jazz Department. They’ve worked together for the past six years but it’s only been in 2020 that they’ve released their debut EP under the new handle, despite being separated across Austin, Rotterdam, and L.A.
Loot Takers came out last Friday, featuring a handful of outstanding features, perhaps most notably on the appropriately-titled “Hangouts”, highlighting both Austin rapper Chucky Blk and Chicago trumpeter Noe Mina for a track that sounds like a mix of Miles Davis’ Doo-Bop and MF Doom’s Operation Doomsday.
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