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Jump Into The Hyperloop With rbchmbrs’s ’90s Jungle-Inspired “Estrella”

The frantic track carries U.K. influences and is from his upcoming Estrella EP, out November 7 from D.C. label 1432 R.

By Anzhe Zhang

As an avid Adult Swim fan, one of my favorite things about the late-night television block is the smooth electronic and instrumental hip-hop music that characterizes their commercial bumps. Something about the juxtaposition of an icy hip-hop beat and 1 a.m. cartoons feels very comforting. On rbchmbrs’s “Estrella,” the Queens-based artist takes me to a similar space, beginning the track with an ambient wash that slowly unveils a rapid beat. Throughout, a meticulous calibration of samples and sounds engineered to snap just right reveal the artist’s appreciation for the textures of ’90s U.K. dance music.

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