Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition)
Words by Duke01. Beats by Uncommon Nasa. Cuts by Furious P.
Nottingham, U.K. and Staten Island, N.Y. have never felt so close. Separated by the Atlantic Ocean but re-united by a common language, the two have created Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition), the latest experimental, gritty, head-nodding offering from Uncommon Records.
With lyrics by Duke01 and production by Uncommon Nasa, Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition) is the epitome of what listeners have come to expect from an Uncommon Records release—raw, complex beats and insightful, incisive lyrical flows. This album will remind you of the way hip hop felt 20 years ago while sounding like hip hop will 20 years in the future.
Duke01’s no-nonsense, eardrum-thumping flows are accented by some of the fiercest cuts you will ever hear. Furious P, one of the UK’s most accomplished turntablists, blesses the tracks with scratches that would make Q-Bert proud. The overall sound of Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition) is an in-your-face, auditory assault by the special forces of Uncommon Nasa's Orange Army. And you should expect nothing less from Uncommon Records.
Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition) is the first album since Uncommon Records issued a decree that all of its future releases will be produced by Uncommon Nasa (he also mixed and mastered this album). Additionally, the release includes both the full tracks and instrumentals—something Uncommon Records will be doing on all future releases.
The production feel is signature Uncommon Nasa, starting with “Killed Your Radio” which smacks you across the head with a banging, crisp, layered sound. On “The Pursuit of Cow Meat,” Uncommon Nasa flips a proto-punk beat and Duke01 drives the track with punishing lyrics. “Ellington Binary” has an apocalyptic feel, and Duke01 is definitely gonna get his before it all ends. And if you’re into lyricists, the posse cut is on another level—Duke01 is joined by Dwyzak, Masai Bey, Passive 65ive, Atari Blitzkrieg and Uncommon Nasa for a seven-minute opus that demonstrates for all what can really only be called the Uncommon Sound.
Uncommon Records is out for the best quality in sound, production and song writing, don't let this great example of that pass you by. Steroid Stereo (Orange Edition) will be available on May 20 at uncommonrecords.bandcamp.com
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