We know that Blu & Exile are a dream team since their classic “Below The Heavens”. Eight long years after “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them” the duo finally presents us new music.
That “Miles” is an highly ambitious project is already shown by the length of the album with 20 tracks and over 1.5 hours playtime. According to Exile even more songs were created: “We planted the seeds of creativity and grew about 40 plants. We picked the ones that we thought were the best for an album, but that didn’t mean that the other flowers weren’t beautiful.”
On the usual playful beats of Exile, Blu runs up to top form. When it comes to flow but also with his very personal, reflected, partly nostalgic and socially critical lyrics. Meanwhile, Exile reminds all critics that sampling is an art and chops up African or Caribbean influences as well as soul and jazz songs.
The strong album is rounded off by guest contributions from Miguel, The Last Artful, Dodger, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Jimetta Rose, Choosey, Aceyalone, Iman Omari, Dag Savage, Cashus King or Adad.