Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage

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Introduced on Christmas Day 2007, Strictly Leakage was a "gift" to fans in the form of a free download. The title was a nod to both leaking their own music, as well as to the golden era hip-hop that inspired them, and perhaps more specifically these recordings. The project sounded uniquely different from Atmosphere's typical recordings around this time. Ant was back digging deep into the funk & soul crates, producing sample driven tracks that sounded as if they were birthed alongside late '80s and early '90s hip-hop classics. Slug was rapping with a renewed passion, yet somehow sounded more casual and carefree, delivering endless wordplay with more technical rhyme patterns than their recent releases. Together, they created 13 exclusive songs that sounded as if they were having fun flexing different creative muscles without the pressure of any official album expectations – undoubtedly as rewarding an exercise for themselves as it was for the listeners.

Soon after release, Strictly Leakage was briefly pressed on a limited run of vinyl and CD, but it wasn't long before they sold out, and fans were left chasing streams and digital files in order to hear it. Finally, the project returns to vinyl and CD, available for retail distribution, so fans everywhere can own and appreciate this unique chapter in Atmosphere's story.

  • Vinyl packaging includes a 12” matte jacket with spot gloss finish housing black double vinyl and dust sleeves.
  • CD packaging includes a 2-panel matte wallet with spot gloss finish and full color CD Imprint.
  • Cassette packaging includes a plastic case, printed j-card, black windowless cassette cartridge with 3-color stamped imprint.

Tracklisting:

  1. YGM
  2. Little Math You
  3. Full Moon
  4. The Things That Hate Us
  5. Jewelry
  6. Get It To Get Her
  7. Domestic Dog
  8. Crewed Up (feat. Stage One, St. Paul Slim, Muja Messiah, YZ, Brother Ali, Toki Wright & Blueprint)
  9. What They Sitting For?
  10. That's Not Beef, That's Pork
  11. The Old Style (feat. cuts by DJ Plain Ole Bill)
  12. You Played Yourself
  13. Road To Riches (feat. cuts by DJ Plain Ole Bill)