The Chicago-based production crew of Tensei has been on my radar for a minute, thanks to my friends at Plug Research. Producers Simple X and Midas Wells connected in college through their love of hip-hop and what resulted is a sound based off of lush instrumentals, blending in live instrumentation instead of traditional hip-hop samples. In fact they prefer to create riffs and sample themselves rather than others. The resulting 10 track EP should hold us over until their Plug Research debut. Check it.