Tensei – II EP


After the release of their EP One, Tensei, which consists of Chicago based musicians Simple X and Midas Wells, have released their second instrumental effort, Two on LA based label, Plug Research. Inspired by ‘70s soul, afro-funk, and themed soundtracks that recall espionage, Two builds from the experimental hip-hop inspired beats of One.

However, Two takes the groove deeper with its jazzy inflections, ethnic rhythms, cosmic electronics, and live instrumentation making it a bit more soulful and funkier. The one vocal track, “Think Twice,” which features multi-instrumentalist Khari Lemuel of TheOnes and Jae Franklin is an ode to the infectious soul classics of yesteryear with a modernized twist while “Passport,” which was featured on the Plug Research Compilation, is a an exquisite soundbed filled with lush pleasantries. And while this is Tensei’s second formal release, it still marks the beginning for the artists so journey with them as they continue on a path that pushes the limits and boundaries of hip hop inspired beat making and production to higher elevation.

For more info and buy check: www.plugresearch.com


01. Passport
02. Plazzio’s Revenge
03. 100 Ton Press
04. Low Key
05. Out of Bounds (Instrumental)
06. Think Twice (Version) [feat. Khari Lemuel]
07. Out of Bounds (feat. Neadathal)
08. Think Twice (feat. Jae Franklin & The Ones)
09. Think Twice (Instrumental)

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3 Responses to “Tensei – II EP”

  1. Marko Mars says:


    Dig this website. Turning me on to new stuff I ain’t hip with.

  2. pj says:

    excellent, thanks to make me discover this one !

  3. Andrew says:

    This is some really excellent Downtempo/Trip-Hop material here. I cannot get enough of that Think Twice (Version) Feat. Khari Lemuel. Passport is also excellent, Plazzio’s Revenge, etc…

    You can get this for $4 on Itunes as well.

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