Label: Leaving Artist: Cakedog
Treck list:
  • 01. Witness
  • 02. Breached
  • 03. Know My Name
  • 04. Kill em All
  • 05. Hawt Shit
  • 06. Move It
  • 07. High Ryde
  • 08. 9-1-1
  • 09. CYa
  • 10. Get Up
  • 11. Whip Kidz
  • 12. History
  • 13. Guts
  • 14. What U Got
  • 15. Final Chance
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Doggystyle represents some of the genre’s most listenable and compact output, yet it lacks the essentiality of its predecessor. There isn’t a moment as arresting as the aforementioned “Slam Dunkin” this time around, though “Know My Name” and “Rocked” allude to even greater potential yet to be unlocked. The former, laden with brass samples and sliced police sirens, presents the record’s strongest and densest construction. The latter veers into the sound design of 1980s synth pop, an inclusion that fits surprisingly seamlessly into Cakedog’s work. When he’s willing to nudge against his own boundaries, slightly warping the edges of his production, Cakedog’s in his element.