finds East London MC/producer Kane Robinson stepping further outside the grime scene that spawned him. Kanos greatest skill has always been the versatility of his flow, from unflappable ghetto gangster to silver-tongued Lothario in the flip of a beat--and here, he applies such lyrical flexibility to a broad range of styles, from swaggering choppednscrewed US hip-hop to candy-sweet R&B, playground sing-alongs to earnest raps atop acoustic guitar. Satisfyingly, he comes out swinging: London Town
s first four tracks set out to nip any chatter about selling out in the bud, brooding battle tracks characterised by belly-shaking beats, tinny snare, and Kanes calmly assured delivery: "It sounds like grime, but a little slower/Im a lot wiser, but a little older". Further in, though, we find our man experimenting with different styles and sounds, and inviting in a surprising line-up of guests. "Feel Free", featuring Damon Albarn, could almost be a Gorillaz track, skippy beats and chilly synthesiser and a childrens choir a la Pink Floyds "Another Brick in the Wall". Kate Nash supplies the chorus to "Me & My Mic", a gleaming back-in-the-day number that twinkles like a pop diamond. And Craig David shows up on "This Is the Girl", a new school R&B number with crossover stamped all over it. --Louis Pattison
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