The Internet, Milo & Otis | Bottom Lounge | Hip-Hop | Chicago Reader
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When: Tue., March 25, 7 p.m. 2014
Price: $18
Sydney Loren Bennett, aka Syd tha Kyd, is the in-house producer and lone female member of LA hip-hop collective Odd Future—and the only one without a compulsion for oversharing and/or writing horrorcore lyrics. "Cocaine," the 2011 debut single from the Internet (her collaboration with producer Matt Martians), is a sweetly tender confection of thoroughly chilled-out throwback R&B that provides a strangely satisfying contrast to her compatriots' outlandish, often questionable behavior. Since that track the two of them have fleshed out the project into a full band, and last year's LP, Feel Good (Odd Future), has them taking on some of the warm, nag-champa-infused ambience of 90s neosoul—and a little of the stoner spaciness of the same era's out-there trip-hop. Combined with Syd's newfound confidence as a singer, these elements make the album one of the high points in R&B's ongoing retro phase, though its low-key delivery hardly lets on. —Miles Raymer Milo & Otis open.


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