After establishing his villainous intentions on his last single, “south”, Tochi Bedford just shared a new song, “L.A”, featuring Zarion Uti. Here, he remains in his spiteful character, reminding listeners of the dangers of doubting his potential; “No You Cannot Ride My Wave/ Cause I Do Not Forget the Day/ That You Left me Out/ But Now Your Boy Got Shit on Lock”.
“L.A” opens with a noise reminiscent of the sound of travel: a windshield wiper struggling across a dry surface, or a reel dragging backwards in slow motion. It could be a play on refreshing the memory of his two-faced fans or a set up for his “Bad Bitch Coming From L.A” bar, but it certainly shows Tochi’s adept understanding of music production. He mixes ambient droning synths samples with 808 machines and hi-hat riffs to form an impressionistic sound as if the instrumentals congeal into a single whole and move with the crawl of a cloud. The lightweight vibe of the beat adds an endearing quality to his cautionary tale, you’d be forgiven for assuming “L.A” is a turnup song.
You can stream Tochi Bedford and Zarion Uti’s “L.A” below.
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