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Future Classic: Elaquent “Less is More (Lo Definition)”


“I made a beat tape called In Colour in 2007. Consider Less is More (Lo Definition) a revisit to that time. Raw material. Dusty sample flips, jumpy basslines, unquantized drums, loops. This one is for the beat heads. Back to the basics.” – Elaquent

Canada-based hip-hop producer Elaquent returns with an 18 track release titled Less is More (Lo Definition) on December 4th, 2015; available now on URBNET with early streaming for 3 tracks. This 18 track release is available on cassette with exclusive bonus track Look In Her Eye — and digital download.

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“I’ve put out many albums. My sound has evolved quite a bit over the years. More layers, more complexity, more structure, more synths, more experimentation… but sometimes the beauty is all in its simplicity. I always liked to say in the past and still say it today: perfect is boring. Human beings are flawed. So let’s embrace it. Less is more.” – Elaquent

Elaquent is certainly no rookie in the thriving beat scene. He is actually something of a hip-hop deity. Known for his smooth, soulful style; his off-kilter, neck-break beats; and his obsession with Batman and Sega Genesis. Elaquent is finally beginning to reach his full potential. Elaquent, commonly known as “eQ” has been making his mark on the independent beat scene in a big way over the last few years with a large discography of well received instrumental albums.

Since the ninth grade, eQ has been mastering his production techniques while creating a sound uncommon to the crop of other local producers. Citing J Dilla and DJ Premier as some of his earliest influences, eQ has become much of a fan-favorite among beat aficionados in Toronto. After a string of successful releases, including The Scenic Route, Green Apples and Oranges, and most recently, Good Karma, eQ has taken his show on the road armed with his trusty SP-404sx loaded full of beats. Having toured all around the United States and many parts of Europe, eQ shows no signs of slowing down. Needless to say, Elaquent is on the come-up and it is going to be beautiful.


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