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November 10, 2017

Touch – Journey to the West

New concept album from Touch, produced by T. Perk, that plays as a hip hop audiobook. Out now on Hand’Solo Records.


For Journey to the West, producer T. Perk sources his samples from cassettes of folk songs he rescued from various traditional Chinese markets, and surrounds them with thick, head-banging drums, while Touch weaves a slick narrative that continues from one song to the next. His re-telling of Chinese folk hero Sun Wukong’s tortured life—substituting Wukon’s mission to find the Sutra with a mission to find true hip hop through self discovery—eventually culminates in an end battle and a surprise conclusion that rewards those with enough patience to take in this hip hop audio book from front to back.