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What I really like about Py’s mixtape Tripping on Wisdom is it appears to have been a real collaborative effort between herself and producers Throwing Snow, George Fitzgerald, Damu, iO, Raffertie, Breton, Greenwood Sharps, Kadabrah (like the name) and Black & White Diamond Tiles. Py apparently never being too precious with her vocals here and allowing the producers to indulge their wants which in turn makes this mixtape in terms of arrangements, an absorbing listen.

She also displays a consistent ability to write catchy, ear-wormy hooks across a range of styles that incorporate slick R&B, House and bass driven Dub. It’s a strong body of work like this that helps establish Py is an artist with clear ideas of where she wants to go stylistically and for me cements her position as one to watch.

I for one will be making sure I catch her this Thursday at YoYo (Notting Hill Arts Club).

Download: Py – Tripping on Wisdom

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