Current Obsession: Torii Wolf X DJ Premier

Have you ever wondered what eccentric Icelandic singer Björk would sound like over the heavy snared boom-bap hip-hop sound of the great DJ Premier? Well, you don’t have to start combing Google for a unicorn DJ blend that doesn’t exist — instead take a listen to Primo’s cool new artist, Torii Wolf. Their wicked new song “1st,” is a blend of (almost) gloomy/haunting, ambient sounds you’d expect from someone like Adele, mixed cuts and a piano driven beat from Primo himself.

Torii, who Preme lovingly referred to as “weird in a good way” in a press release, has an upcoming album called  Flow Riiot, coming down the pipe, produced entirely by the famed hip-hop DJ. In the meantime, the single “1st” not only has a video, but a remix she recently dropped featuring the LA duo of Evidence and Rakaa, better known as the Dilated Peoples.

If you’re not sold — trust Premier ‘s ear. Torii is the first female artist to have an album entirely produced by him, which is a big deal! Get situated with her sound, and stay tuned as we’ll bring you more in her album soon!

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