Koushik

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Koushik specializes in making that hazy, hip-hop-based downbeat sh*t that you could easily compare to contemporaries such as Four Tet (who released Koushik's first single on his Text label), RJD2, and DJ Shadow. What sets Koushik apart from the others is a beautiful '60s psych-pop...

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Koushik in Color

In your opinion, what does music go hand-in-hand with? Breathing. I've heard your music been compared to the production style of early 90's hiphop, and... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 35: Koushik - Mixoremixes

STONES THROW PODCAST ARCHIVE STONES THROW PODCAST 35: KOUSHIK MIXOREMIXES All of Stones Throw's podcasts are released as free downloads for an indefinite period of... Read More

Koushik - Out My Window

KOUSHIK - OUT MY WINDOW Four years after his first release on Stones Throw, the Canadian-bred artist known as Koushik presents Out My Window, his... Read More

Koushik in Dazed and Confused

While he may be short of the ill-fitting suit and flying police box, to all intents and purposes Koushik is the real time traveller in... Read More

Koushik in Guardian UK: Beats, breaks and nice hot syrup

Los Angeles's Stones Throw records is one of the more idiosyncratic labels in hip-hop. Among its artists is Madlib, a prolific local producer who sometimes... Read More

Koushik - Beep Tape

It's Koushik. It's a 30-track instrumental album. BEEP TAPE on Vinyl BEEP TAPE on CD BEEP TAPE on 1s & 0s Any complaints? Read More

Koushik: Ghostless with Bonus Beats

Koushik proposed that we release an instrumental version of his Out My Window album, where the vocals - what few tracks actually have vocals -... Read More

From the vaults: Koushik - Out My Window (Bonus Tracks Version)

We've reached into the back catalog for the first time for a new release on the Stones Throw Digital Discography, our digital subscription service at... Read More

Koushik

Koushik specializes in making that hazy, hip-hop-based downbeat sh*t that you could easily compare to contemporaries such as Four Tet (who released Koushik's first single on his Text label), RJD2, and DJ Shadow. What sets Koushik apart from the others is a beautiful '60s psych-pop element that tends to pervade throughout. It shows itself in the spacious panned strings, acoustic guitars, and harpsichords that fall in and out of each other; and the beats have a harder regimented classic true school hip-hop sound, that Fourtet and Prefuse tend to stray away from. But what I truly love about this record is Koushik's voice. His singing is soft and mixed way down in the center of the track, sounding like the voice choirs you'd hear on one of those old Percy Faith or 101 Guitars from the late-'60s. If you're a fan of any of the aforementioned artists, you need this record. – OTHER MUSIC, NYC