I guess every chapter of our lives has a soundtrack and if one happens to be able to channel this into an actual sound, we end up having a really interesting and intimate story.
Mr. hong is a 21-years old producer from California and today we're taking a journey through his college years chapter.
long days.short years chronicles my college experience. every track represents a point in my college yrs that stuck with me and changed me into the person i am today.
as i look back and think of what kind of a person i was when i came to uc berkeley 4 short years ago, i am surprised at how different i am as i prepare to leave.
I have to say - it was quite the honour to have the opportunity to host the EP on our SoundCloud & premiere this absolutely stunning piece of LoFi hip hop music.
Not only because how purely personal long days.short years sounds, but also because musically the release is just mind-blowing. By drawing influence from hip hop, jazz, his Asian heritage, trap and organic instrumentation, mr. hong creates a relaxing and emotional experience.
When we first started talking with Matt it took me a while to understand why he wanted to release the EP as one instead of chopping into tracks, but now that I've had the chance to listen to the whole thing quite a few things, I finally understood the connectivity and evolution of each piece of the puzzle.
long days.short years is his first full-length project since his debut EP Colors (released via Cult Classic Records in 2015) and the first full-length work he releases.
If you dig this, you can order the album on bandcamp.