Humpday Helper: Vex Ruffin- No Escape

Vex Ruffin is a Filipino-American who is the only person to have gotten a deal on StonesThrowRecords through an unsolicited demo sent through the mail, Peanut Butter Wolf said “It was kind of a fluke that I listened. I just liked the drawing on the cover so I decided to check it out. I called the phone number on the CD and Vex thought I was his friend playing a practical joke.”

Vex Ruffin’s music is pretty out there but could be described as minimalist electro-punk filtered through hip hop beats and sampling, apparently he uses an SP 303 as inspired by listening to Madlib. His first release, Crash Course EP, is dope and he’s got a new one on the way Nov. 12th. Until then, here’s a free download, No Escape-


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