The Range is James Hinton, a 23-year-old producer from Providence, RI with a facility for melding frenzied footwork percussion and melodic R'n'B vocal cut-ups to generate rich, emotional bass music for the bedroom and the club.
The Big Dip is a thunderous album. On tracks like 'Distractions' and 'Blind Spot,' sub kicks flip effortlessly between ice cold crunk and scorching footwork riddims, with buzzing snare rushes, cowbells, glass hits, rimshots, toms, timbales, and a slew of hand claps up top. The result is the orchestration of a totally percussive sound as baroque as it is sparing, precise, clinical.
Previous to The Big Dip, Hinton released under his alias stegosaurus a full-length entitled 'cower' on his own imprint Sqwal Recordings. More recently and as The Range he remixed the title track of Kuhn's Slime Beach EP for Civil Music and howse's 'bangsless' for Astro Nautico.
released December 12, 2011
original music by James Hinton
artwork by Paul Jones