An exciting Brooklyn artist delivers a fun EP.
Following AceMo's time in the Swim Team collective, where he played energetic house while adding live rap bars from behind the decks, he moved to lo-fi-style sounds on a self-titled EP for the Michigan label Vanity Press. His latest EP, the self-released All My Life, follows suit. The hardest-hitting track is "Where They At???," an anthemic collaboration with John F.M. It's a good example of the vibe AceMo and his contemporaries push. Over a jubilant house beat, John F.M raps about women, equal pay, police brutality and flag burners. At one point, a bassline similar to the one from Robin. S's "Show Me Love" appears. We hear something similar on "I Love Daft Punk And You Should Too," another piece of soulful experimentation. The lengthy "Myrtle Ave Party Track" wraps smooth synths with murky distortion, finding AceMo's signature middle ground between lo-fi house and something more experimental.