Chicago rapper Towkio managed to pull some of the hottest producers and rappers in the game to collaborate on a number of tracks off his new mixtape, “.Wav Theory.” As a rapper, Towkio really is miles ahead of the curve when it comes to production. The standout hit, “Heaven Only Knows” features Chance the Rapper and is produced by Lido himself. Lido does a great job building this track from mellow and melodic to loud and uplifting in his signature glitchy, harmonic style. Chance has the standout verse on this one that flows perfectly with Lido’s beat.
Towkio’s collab with Vic Mensa, “Involved,” is produced by the great Kaytranada, and is everything it shoudld be. Kay’s funky, deep vibes compliment the verses well and is one of the more upbeat tracks of the mixtape. Can’t wait to bump this on the beach this summer.
“Free Your Mind,” produced by Cam o’bi & soX, isn’t quite trap, but it would be doing the mixtape and Towkio a disservice to leave it out. One of the most alternative, fun tracks on the record is another instant summer classic.
“Reflection” is also not trap, but features one of the best beats I’ve ever heard from Kaytranada. He takes his time with the buildup and the stuttering beat before building a beautiful synth progression. The drop brings the deep vibes and keeps things soulful as only Kaytranada can. Solid vocals from Towkio elevates the track to be one of the best on the mixtape.