BAFTA award-winning comedians turned method performers, Kurupt FM, have dropped their first official release, ‘The Lost Tape’, via XL Recordings.
Initially showcased as a new live tour in October, which saw the BBC 3 stars take on two sold out nights at London’s Roundhouse, the ‘tape’ offers a nostalgic insight into the fictional pirate radio station’s halcyon days, which was ‘lost’ until miraculously re-surfacing. Featuring new single ‘Suttin Like That’ and a Spooky remix of ‘Get Out the Way’, the tape follows the group’s dazzling climb to fame which has seen them propel their well-loved television personalities on ‘People Just Do Nothing’ to the mainstream.
Sprinkled with banter throughout from ‘business mogul’ Chabuddy G, DJ Steves, DJ Beats and the ‘best MC in the galaxy’, MC Grindah, ‘The Lost Tape’ captures perfectly the staple humour of the group whilst simultaneously weaving a journey through the musical milestones of hip-hop, garage, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and grime. Featuring an array of dub-plates, remixes and original material from the well-loved collective, Kurupt FM’s energy runs riot with notable link ups on tracks from Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Danny Weed, Breakage, XTC, Sunship and many more.
Mythologised as a legendary masterpiece, the story of The Lost Tape is biblical: “Once lost in a backpack in deepest Brentford, the Lost Tape has now been uncovered, remixed and mastered for the very first time… documenting the seminal tracks which have shaped culture from the Hammersmith Boulevard to the Champagne Steam Rooms."
Where every bar is fire, every beat hard-hitting and every comment as rambunctious as the next, Kurupt FM have truly nailed their first release. An ode to pirate radio’s iconic inception channelled through their comedic, DIY personalities, The Lost Tape is a stellar offering from a group the world has come to adore so much.
Words: Ryan Lewis Nair
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