Fusing murky atmospheric ambience to hip-hop inspired beats the 'Nowcast' EP takes off in a stratospheric journey. 2% loops samples into vaporous drones creating a milky haze for his melodies to refract within then drops beats that land you back on solid ground. Additionally, tracks like 'Neaps' and 'Front' offer a beatless diversion that keep you lifted in this whirling, sun drenched horizon.
Trenton McElhinney, the name behind 2%, composed the entire 'Nowcast' EP on a Monome, a live sample-cutting platform. Using a modified version of MLR for Max/Msp Trenton recorded tracks in single live takes and used minimal post processing. This gives his EP a live, raw feel and emphasizes the elegance of it's own simplicity.