The Jet Life crew continues to crank out exciting new projects -- and give 'em out for free, no less. Last night, Spitta dropped off his sixth tape of the year, The Legend of Harvard Blue, and the NOLA-via-Houston Jet Lifer known as Le$ has now put out another sonic movie titled E36: Techno Violet. Like Curren$y, Le$ has an appreciation of rare automobiles, and he makes music to soundtrack his drives through the city. As his new project is partly named for the high-octane BMW E36 model -- a beautiful design to come from the late '90s -- Techno Violet rides faster and is more suspenseful than Le$' past efforts, including Dreamcast or his Steak x Shrimp series.
The new tape is also inspired by "Drive," the 2011 noir thriller starring Ryan Gosling, and the production on Techno Violet mirrors the film's original score with a synth-heavy, late-night ambiance that runs through the whole project. Although there's technically only five tracks, Techno Violet has the runtime of a feature film, as four of the five chapters -- each delivered in a different "gear" -- last over 10 minutes.
As Curren$y's The Legend of Harvard Blue was inspired by a '70s blaxploitation film, play Le$' E36: Techno Violet afterwards for a totally different cinematic experience. The tape is hosted by DJ Mr. Rogers.
01. 1st Gear (Technoviolet)
02. 2nd Gear (VSXX)
03. 3rd Gear (After Midnight)
04. 4th Gear (Akina Rain)
05. 5th Gear (Final Bout)