New York producer Branchez (Sam Kopelman) has officially shared his long-awaited debut EP 222. Trimmed down from 30 to 40 potential drafts, The final four-track release sees Kopelman working with live vocalists and using original samples from scratch for the first time. 222 features appearances from Santell, Laced Linen and Janine & The Mixtape. Here's what he had to say to Billboard about the process behind the EP:
"I realized how much fun I have writing melodies. The lyrics part of things I'm still grappling with, but as far as getting into the booth and humming into the mic, or into my cell phone, or my laptop mic, I realize I have a lot of fun doing that, and I gained a lot of confidence."
Stream 222 below.