Get ready for a new collaborative effort from two LA originals who have been behind-the-scenes for some time and are taking that insider knowledge to the microphone and turntable.

Previously featured artist on the Blog and MC of Oil Recordings Rasson Arigato and LA producer ILL Padre have joined forces under the guise of Padrigato, and they have released their debut EP on Inner Current Recordings titled Smoke Signals.

Padrigato Smoke Signals EP Cover Artwork

The two began working together in 2012 based on a mutual passion for jazzy breaks, latin grooves and forward-thinking hip hop. It’s most evident on the title track that leads off this debut EP, but even Smoke Signals as a whole, across its six-track set, features a duo who have clearly lived in these intoxicating beats and raps well before they realized their potential as a cohesive unit. They’ve now gelled together here as a duo with the know to flow, whose inspirations in chill-beat lifestyles and more subdued music genres have formed a strong debut that bodes well for offerings in 2017.

Check out the music video for the title track, and then listen to the full EP below.

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