Memphis, TN collective U901 consisting of; Sage, Star Samo, Foe, and Sunhiro make their first appearance on our page with their latest 7 track project, “Be.” Clocking in at almost 30 minutes, the EP plays as a great introduction piece if you’re unfamiliar with the rising collective.
“Mayhem,” the first track on the EP does a nice job of setting the tone and providing the listener with a clear overview as it relates to what sound they’ll expect as they make their way down the rest of the project. Sage, Star Samo, and Feo do a nice job of bringing forth their unique sound but manage to blend it in a way that makes for a cohesive listen.
Although the EP contains this monotone sound with a slow tempo vibe, tracks like “Now” and “End” carry more of this uptempo feel providing the listener with a more aggressive sound. Overall, when I first gave this EP a complete listen, the one thing that stood out to me the most was the collective’s chemistry. Each record was presented in a way that allowed each individual artist to shine while keeping the same underlining sound. The track organization played an important role as it made the transition from track to track much smoother. Stream the full EP down below via Spotify.