DJ Romes is a criminally underrated (see a pattern here?) DJ, producer and engineer. He's quietly been a force in Cali's underground hip-hop scene, playing a pivotal part in The Lootpack's entrance to the game, as well as a good amount of Stones Throw's early releases.
The Blackhouse's eponymous album is a glorious futuristic throwback to when hip-hop was living right next to disco, house and real electronic music. The days when DJs would soak their records in bathtubs to scrub off the labels, when block parties would be powered by street lights, and the first time you heard the newest shit is when the DJ dropped the needle on it.
One of the best projects of 2012, the LP is mostly instrumental but the music says so much. Just as political as body-moving, this album is for the heads. "G.R.O.O.V.E Me," the track we're streaming today, is a pulsating, energetic banger featuring a short but sweet vocal snippet by Miss Muldrow. Don't sleep on the past that's years ahead!