Austin, Texas' Western Tink
showcases his relaxed, full-of personality flow over a collection of strong beats, some seemingly salvaged from tossed-off Bay Area tapes. "Get Ratchet" lurches forward, its beat segmented by steady drum slaps and Tink's wheezy huffs. "That Lyfe," a posse outro featuring Tink's internet friends MondreM.A.N., Squadda B and Shady Blaze that was probably recorded over Skype but sounds like it was recorded in a hot-boxed back seat, is sprinkled with tiny bells. Chillin Like a Civilian
, recorded in Austin this winter, was engineered by Ruler Why
. It precedes Tink and producer Beautiful Lou
’s album, Mobbin No Sobbin
, which will be released by Mishka
later this year.
Download: Western Tink, Chillin Like a Civillian