Rapper and producer Jhon Myquale (pronounced “mike-well”) might not be a household name, but his output over the past three years has been no less than prolific. Following a series of sample-based one-off tracks, collaboration projects and a mixtape, myquale shared his FLIGHT THEORY EP last spring–bombastic, pop-focused hip-hop in the vein of Mick Jenkins.
Born in Milwaukee and raised in New York City, myquale eventually settled down in Chicago to jumpstart his career in music. It’s the same city where he recorded his new single “Echoes,” a subtle yet thrilling new track co-produced by STNFXCE and Kenny Lefridge. It’s also the first of recent tracks mixed by myquale himself, and the more hands-on approach definitely pays off.
“Echoes” picks up with an brilliant, energetic rhythm (similar to the handclap productions of Gabriel Garzón-Montano), where a heavy bass guitar and wayward synth lines weigh down the track’s brisk tempo. myquale’s vocals are often placed behind the playful instrumentation, so that his verses sound like they’re coming from the same place of funky delirium.
Bump FLIGHT THEORY.