Aaron “KuroiOto” Armstrong’s stage name is the Japanese translation of “Black Noise,” but his melodic backdrops are always pleasant to the ears. The Southfield, Michigan producer’s signature sound – marked by obscure sample flips, multi-layered harmonies and contagious energy – has already garnered fans with his three instrumental albums: M.A.X.Wellness, Iro Iro and 7 Days Of The Breaks. In 2011, KuroiOto’s production will serve as the soundscape for P.H.I.L.T.H.Y.’s “Coolest Kid In Sunday School” leak series, P.H.I.L.T.H.Y.’s next solo project, and other BLAT! Pack releases.
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