Stream: Klaus Layer – The Adventures of Captain Crook

Stream: Klaus Layer – The Adventures of Captain Crook

In the past, Redefinition Records have generally stuck with more established underground veterans like co-owner Damu The Fudgemunk, K-Def, Grap Luva, and Kev Brown. However, with their newest release, Redef have extended a branch across the Atlantic Ocean to the land of Germany and the MPC beat wizard Klaus Layer.

The Adventures of Captain Crook is a leviathan of boom bap layered with soul and jazz sampleage and garnished with a healthy dose of psychedelia.

One thing that stands out on the LP is the skull snapping drums that drive the sample heavy instrumentals. If you have back problems, steer clear of this release or you may end up with a fractured spinal column due to the sheer percussive force of the beats. To compliment the raw beats, Blu is featured on two of the tracks and Scienze joins him on “Come Back”. For the record heads, the ¬†project can be purchased on colored or black vinyl, and you can buy the “Illest In Charge” single on transparent or black soundsheet.


Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.