.Wav Theory

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.Wav Theory
Mixtape by Towkio
Released April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
Genre Hip hop
Length 36:42
Label self-released
Producer Towkio, The Social Experiment, Stefan Ponce, Kaytranada, Cam O'bi, Two Fresh, Nate Fox, Walkingshoe, FKJ, Carter Lang, Peter Cottontale, Mojek, Lido, Knox Fortune
Towkio chronology
Hot Chips n Chop Stix
(2014)
.Wav Theory
(2015)
Community Service 2
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Consequence of Sound C+[1]
Pitchfork 6.2/10[2]
RedEye 3.5/4 stars[3]

.Wav Theory (sometimes stylized as .WAV Theory[4]) is a mixtape by American rapper Towkio.[5] It was released on April 28, 2015.[6] It includes production from Kaytranada and Lido, as well as guest appearances from Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper.[7] Music videos were created for "I Know You",[8] "Free Your Mind",[9] ".Wav Theory",[10] "Reflection",[11] and "Clean Up".[12]

Reception[edit]

Matthew Strauss of Pitchfork gave .Wav Theory a 6.2 out of 10, saying, "Towkio's nebulousness leaves .Wav Theory as an enjoyable album that asks few questions and gives few answers."[2]

.Wav Theory was ranked at number 27 on Complex's "Best Albums of 2015" list,[13] number 13 on RedEye's "20 Best Albums of 2015" list,[14] and number 9 on Chicago Tribune's "Top 10 Chicago Indie Albums of 2015" list.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. ".Wav Theory" Towkio, The Social Experiment 2:06
2. "Clean Up" (featuring Chance the Rapper) Stefan Ponce, The Social Experiment 3:28
3. "Involved" (featuring Vic Mensa) Kaytranada 2:48
4. "Free Your Mind" (featuring Donnie Trumpet) Cam O'bi, The Social Experiment 3:20
5. "God in Me" (featuring Leather Corduroys) Two Fresh, Nate Fox 3:01
6. "RN" Walkingshoe 2:53
7. "I Know You" FKJ 3:34
8. "Addicted (Interlude)" Towkio, Carter Lang 1:20
9. "Reflection" Kaytranada, Peter Cottontale 4:00
10. "Break You Off" Carter Lang, Mojek, Peter Cottontale 3:23
11. "Heaven Only Knows" (featuring Chance the Rapper, Lido, and Eryn Allen Kane) Lido 3:43
12. "Oscillate" Towkio, Knox Fortune, The Social Experiment 3:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kivel, Adam (May 4, 2015). "Towkio – .Wav Theory". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Strauss, Matthew (April 30, 2015). "Towkio: .Wav Theory". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ Terry, Josh (April 27, 2015). "With '.Wav Theory,' Towkio ascends to Chicago's young rap elite". RedEye. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mench, Chris (May 11, 2015). "Interview: Save Money's Towkio Talks His '.WAV Theory' Mixtape and Catching Up to Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa". Complex. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Liu, Nelson (April 28, 2015). "Stream Towkio's '.Wav Theory' Mixtape". Mass Appeal. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ White, Caitlin (April 28, 2015). "Stream Towkio .Wav Theory Mixtape". Stereogum. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Frydenlund, Zach (April 28, 2015). "Stream and Download Towkio's '.Wav Theory' Project". Complex. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ Terry, Josh (April 27, 2015). "Rising Chicago rapper Towkio can free your mind". RedEye. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Starling, Lakin (March 12, 2015). "Premiere: Watch Towkio's Self-Directed Video for "Free Your Mind"". Complex. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Walsh, Peter (April 28, 2015). "Stream Towkio's '.Wav Theory' Mixtape". XXL. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ Ramirez, Erika (May 21, 2015). "Towkio Premieres Intense 'Reflection' Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ Hughes, Josiah (February 2, 2016). "Towkio: "Clean Up" (ft. Chance the Rapper) (video)". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ Nostro, Lauren (December 2, 2015). "The Best Albums of 2015". Complex. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ Terry, Josh (December 15, 2015). "The 20 best albums of 2015". RedEye. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Kot, Greg (December 10, 2015). "Top 10 Chicago indie albums of 2015". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 

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