Love the tunes, but Jon E Cash is a shocking MC, he should stick to producing. Haywire was one of my first grime 12"s... and the new one 'Kamikaze' is very good. good to hear some breaks used in a rhythm again.
i like jon e cash. yep as per upthread "spanish" was big.
what he has got pretty sorted is that he puts out (i think) pretty fat pressings. theyve usually got label graphics and all that. a likkle bit professional. also i enjoy the way theyre not from e3 and that theyre a bit individual. sort of reminds me of the relationship the holy ghost had with hardcore........
the best Black Ops stuff i've heard is off pirate tapes i made in 2002, killer dirty-bass tunes that i've never been able to find
most everything i've picked since might sound phat in the store on those decks they do stuff to to make tracks sound better (right?) but never wanna actually play it at home
sex pol wise they're kind of the Stranglers of the scene
more general point -- why is that producers all cane their sound to death? just to make money? they all do it -- wiley, terror danjah/big e.d. -- in those cases it's a great sound and i can certainly use many many iterations of it but still...
mind you the new aftershock the ixtra guys are playing, "Wav Hot ", that's a bit of a departure -- a new sound
i love that westside track , the instrumental, sounds soundtracky, like the music before a massive battle in some imaginary london gangster track.
kettle is good as well, just cos it makes little sense and seems to indicate that his girlfriend gets really excited about tea.
Why do they keep rinsing the same sound? They wanna be like hip hop producers I guess- identifiable just from hi-sheen beep (Wiley) or an orchestral stab (DaVinche) or whatever, people year this one sound dominating the airwaves. It's a territorial type thing innit.