We fell for the conscious lyrical streams of High Priest Cabrakan and the hip-hop flavoured shuffles produced by Allergy Kid when we reviewed their ‘Busy With Another‘ release late last year. So it was very pleasing to wake up this morning safe in the knowledge that there would be new Cabrakid music to binge on.
There’s an effortlessness to HPC’s flow that is almost soothing. You find that you cannot, not listen to what he has to say. Add to this the fact that you can follow his every word due to his on point annunciation, positions him as an emcee well above others in his peer group.
The production on this EP retains the smoky jazz bar feel of the previous release but brings in some more digital elements to blend with the analogue authenticity that resonates throughout.
There’s a Sa-Ra Creative Partners style bass bounce to ‘When I Need You’ that complements perfectly the vocal features of William Sanders and Zebedee.
The glassy, underwater feel of ‘Both Hands Free’ provides yet another perfect backdrop for the collection of voices that shine through. This time additional lines comes from (DnV favourite) Harvey Causon, William Sanders once again and froots.
Cabrakid ‘Make This World Make Sense’ is out now. You’d be a mug not to get a copy.