London is crowded.
In a way, that's it strength. Sounds seep through walls, demolishing boundaries in the process. LV are a production duo who have recorded with the likes of Butterz and Hyperdub - notably 2012's fantastic 'Sebenza' full length.
New cut 'Imminent' feature Benin City vocalist Josh Idehen on vocals. The production is half-way between itchy UK Funky and straight up kwaito, sparse but with a futuristic edge.
Idehen's vocals are half-spoken, half-rapped and trace life on an estate. Returning home to find police tape across the street, the vocalist attempts to find out what's happened: "What I wanted to do was tell a story about what essentially was 'the norm' at the time when I lived in Hackney."
Lyrically tense but musically exuberant, it perfectly captures the reality and atmosphere of estate life. Forthcoming on Keysound, you can check it out below:
'Imminent' is set to be released on May 16th.