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clipping. The Deep

clipping. The Deep

Release Date November 29, 2019

Catalog No SP1226

Formats Digital and 12 inch

Experimental hip-hop group Clipping’s “The Deep” is a dark sci-fi tale about the underwater-dwelling descendants of African women thrown off slave ships, based on the mythology of Detroit electronic group Drexciya. The song was originally commissioned for a This American Life about Afrofuturism in 2017. The track earned Clipping a nomination for a 2018 Hugo award, and the band constructed a sound installation based on “The Deep” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. This release comes on the heels of the November 5th release of The Deep, a novella by Rivers Solomon (with Clipping credited as co-authors) inspired by the title track and published by Saga Press. The vinyl and digital versions include two otherwise-unreleased extra tracks – including “Aquacode Databreaks,” which features Shabazz Palaces – and the vinyl edition includes instrumental versions of all three tracks.


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Tracks

  1. The Deep
  2. Aquacode Databreaks (feat. Shabazz Palaces)Aquacode Databreaks (feat. Shabazz Palaces)
  3. Drownt
  4. The Deep (Instrumental)
  5. Aquacode Databreaks (Instrumental)
  6. Drownt (Instrumental)