The Weary Traveller
The first single to be taken from the forthcoming â€˜The Eat Up Mixtapeâ€™ is a breezy, summertime head-nodder. Hip hop baby god DJ IQ produces a beat laden soundscape for Skreinâ€™s poised, expressive flow, while long time Foreign Beggars collaborator Graziella adds soulful lamentations, reminiscent of Jill Scott, on the hook.
Following the old adage of â€œif it ainâ€™t broke donâ€™t fix itâ€ the trio return on the flipside â€˜Drug Music (2007-2011)â€™; a hazy meandering through the smoke-filled Skrein mind. A sedated lounge track exclusive to this single, Skreinâ€™s laid back delivery is interwoven with Graziellaâ€™s silky, soulful vocals, drawing you into their murky realm of musical decadence â€“ â€œWe just wanna make love music / Beautiful, pharmaceutical drug music.â€
Skrein has been making noise on the underground for a while now as part of the Underground Alliance (UNDALI). Having collaborated with the likes of SkinnyMan, Task Force, Plan B and more heâ€™s now drafted in boy-wonder IQ on production duties. At only 20 years old, DJ IQ already has a DMC title, time as Jehstâ€™s tour DJ, an album and a few mixtapes under his belt and on this single shows why his lo-fi, jazzy cocktails of beats are becoming the tracks of choice for the more discerning UK MC.
Released on: 04-Jun-07Show other shop items