Cape Town Beatmaker Cutting Gems Debut EP Via naasMUSIC

Cape Town beatmaker Cutting Gems makes his self-titled EP debut via naasMUSIC.

Artwork by Rose Roses

Last month we were introduced to the electro-soul creations of Cape Town's Cutting Gems (aka B# aka Jeremy Bishop). Following up on the lush R&B soundscapes of the Ashanti-sampling "Tonight/Baby," Bishop's self-titled debut EP is five tracks of swirling melodies to doze into, including beachtown nod "In Simonstown" (which may be the psychedelic beats-oriented cousin to John Wizards' tribute to “Muizenberg"). Cutting Gems is out now via CT-based creative collective naasMUSIC. Listen to it below.

>>>Download The Full Cutting Gems EP Here

>>>Read Our Interview With Cutting Gems

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