Hak’s departure from RATKING left the group without the wistful texture that helped make their cacophonous sounds compelling. Sporting Life and Wiki have talented friends, though. Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) comes in and excels in Hak’s former duties on “Nothing to Hide,” a hazy gem.
“Nothing to Hide,” streamable below, is the first offering from Sporting Life’s EP Slam Dunk Vol. III, which is out November 4.