With an exhilarating new style that is raising the bar for sound collage artists to an unheard-of altitude, Young Montana? chops beats into being on a hypercolor canvas that is saturated with soul and lit with innovation.
Young Montana? aka Jon Pritchard of Coventry, UK was hand-plucked into the insiders' spotlight after BBC Radio 1's Mary Anne Hobbs called him out as her "Favorite Unsigned Artist of 2010." Mixes followed for the BBC and Andrew Meza's BTS Radio, and Young Montana? soon found himself riding an industry buzz and lauded from the likes of Pitchfork to The Gaslamp Killer as more and more people in the online underground received an earful of his sound.
Few producers can make music this multidimensional that is also fun on the dance floor, but 20 year-old Young Montana? works both the technical and psychological sides of the beat with equal finesse. Combining the rich hues of nostalgia from manipulated samples with futurized beat magic and an avant-garde style, Young Montana?'s experimental hip hop is smartly structured and swung out through a warm haze of grime, soul, folk, and glitched-out machinations.
Undiscovered no more, Young Montana? will soon see his music stretched around the world with the highly anticipated release of his debut album Limerence on Alpha Pup Records. A fine match for the forward-thinking label, Limerence is a wild ride of an album that showcases the newly minted producer's mad talents and kaleidoscopic sound.
Watch for Young Montana? to hit the road soon on tour with his eclectic new music, and just try to keep your eyes on this groundbreaking artist as he cuts and pastes his way to fresh sonic terrain and shoots into the stratosphere on a crazy carpet of beats.
(photo: Adele M. Reed)