Not quite an album, not quite a compilation the humble mixtape has become the format of choice for a new breed of musician.
Aspects aren't quite a new breed, but they most definitely have new ideas. The Bristol collective formed back in 1996, and recently emerged from hibernation to work on some thrilling new material.
Attached to Black Acre cohorts Psycho Boogie, the crew - three MCs and one DJ - are set to hit the capital at Clash Magazine's behest for a one off show this weekend. In the run up to the East NotEast performance Aspects have been keeping us on our toes with all manner of treats. Now it's time for something extra special.
'Kings' English' is a new mixtape, fusing the old with the new, the traditional with the staggeringly unfamiliar - in their own words...
"Kings' English is the pure cut'n'paste spirit of Hip Hop fused with the DNA of garage rock. Trapped under reels of mis-spliced tape and tangled cables, Printer's Devil plundered, without remorse, a path from Bowie via Arcade Fire while stealing Afrika Bambaataa's perfect beat on the way. Hosted from the belly of a decommissioned Russian sub, on three busted handheld mics and a Roland Space echo, this Pirate's travelogue is a treasure chest of pilfered funk and unlicensed soul."
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