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From the moody chords of the Intro, to the fi nal dizzying bleeps of Sumthin? Better, this is a debut that sets down kidkanevil’s unique approach to beat-making. Fusing elements of the sounds that fl avour his eclectic deejay sets into three tracks of real quality is only the start for the young hermit.
When not conjuring up spooky beat-ridden soundscapes with hotly tipped band Stateless, kidkanevil is rarely seen outside of his secret beat-making chamber deep within darkest Yorkshire. Feeding on a cunning cocktail of mixed cereals and kept company by his obsessive record collection, faithful samurai fi lms and trusty MPC, the young pretender can go for days without seeing another human being: but his agoraphobic tendencies have helped craft a single of rare quality.
Kranium Rock features Today’s Mathematics’ vocalist Testament adding the words and verbs to kidkanevil’s seismic beats, with straight-up party rhymes namechecking Rageh Omar, obscure German action fi lms, Robbie Coltrane and John Motson adding a British fl avour to the hip hop sound unmistakably infl uenced by the sights and sounds of the duos? Leeds habitat. The track sums up kidk’s approach to beat-making: a balance between the fl oor-fi lling club bangers of today and the soul and depth of his Native Tongue heroes, creating a new dimension to British Hip Hop.
Sumthin? Better is a slight departure: starting as a pure boom-bap party break, with it’s insistent piano hook and gospel vocals, the track ends up in an entirely different place, with demented percussion and 80s arcade game noises taking it on to the next level. Like Kranium Rock it shares the ability to move any crowd, and both sides of this twelve will create dancefl oor madness in many a club this summer.’
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