Toronto duo The Airplane Boys have just dropped a mixtape, Whereâ€™ve You Been. It utilizes a mixture of synths and experimental drum patterns to forge a new sound, a cross between trip-hop and urban. My personal comparison would be Kanye meets the Foreign Exchange, but that’s being totally reductive. Best to take it from the creators themselves, Bon Voyage and Beck Motley:
â€œWhere’ve You Been is a statement, not a question. We are on a path of self-discovery, and this mixtape speaks to the ride weâ€™ve been on and the lessons weâ€™ve learned,â€ explains Beck Motley on his inspiration for the mixtape. Bon Voyage continues, â€œâ€¦everybody searches for themselves, we just want people to listen and hopefully relate to the journey weâ€™re on. We hope our supporters will find something in our music that makes them feel, without questions.â€
See their official music clip â€œBorn to Beâ€ (above), which samples Arcade Fireâ€™s â€œThe Suburbs.â€ Download the entire mixtape free here.