I was gonna start this post by writing, “I listen to a lot of rap . . .” But the truth is, I listen to rap a lot, but not a lot of different rappers. Most rap I hear doesn’t move me–especially the rap I find in my mailbox. Which is why Distrakt was such a surprise. Distrakt is an independent DJ/MC/producer who’s rocking Colorado with some innovative, expert beats. There’s not a lot of DJ/turntablist stuff out there worth hearing–the Xecutioners had a few albums a while back, but they crowded them up with guest shots by name rappers, while Distrakt features unknowns who need the break as much as he does. And he does a lot himself. This is standout music that deserves your ears. Give ’em to him.