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    Cities Aviv

    Combining disparate genres isn't always a good idea, but when it really works the results can be pretty goddamn special. Cities Aviv takes the worlds of hip-hop and post-punk and twists them together so tightly that it's tempting to give his music a new tag altogether. His work has been slowly progressing over the years, but by the time Black Pleasure rolled around, it was clear that he had found his niche.

    Come to Life is one of the most fascinating releases of the year so far, and is further proof that being experimental in hip-hop doesn't always have to mean being abrasive. Although if you've ever been to a live show, you know Cities Aviv is very capable of being abrasive when he wants to be.