Toro y Moi ft. Rome Fortune - “Pitch Black”
Rome Fortune knows how to pick his collaborators. After making a name for himself with some glossy Four Tet collaborations, he teamed up with iLoveMakonnen for a handful of catchy weird rap singalongs. But he's outdone himself here by bringing his talents to Toro y Moi (who was releasing folk albums last time we checked) on "Pitch Black." Toro's production is unlike anything we've heard from Chaz—he verges into something resembling house music with the intro before flipping into a smooth, melancholic verse that sounds like it could have come from Timbaland's brain.
The two work exceedingly well together: Rome knows when to back off the beat, and where it needs a little extra oomph. As for Toro y Moi—there seems to be nothing he can't do at this point. We only ask that he continue this trip into the unknown.—Graham Corrigan