Back with a second part to ‘Lyrics Galore’, Logan and JoSoSick have produced a fully live sound, with Logan responsible for the entire production, and both artists shelling pure fire throughout in both London and patois patterns, to show once again, that these man have got the game on lock.
We are taken on a journey, from the haunting bassline and stab-like melodies of ‘Clarting Dubs’, where the MCs claim super power status, and let man know there’s nuttin they can teach them these times, to the dirty bass of ‘Lyrics Galore Pt. 2’, with its dark, doubled up vocals with panning effects on the vocal samples, and backing tracks, and complex rhymes about grinding and being untouchable, later the riddim changes again to a more upbeat tempo, and we are told these man don’t quit, so there’s no point in stepping.
‘How We Roll’ comes different again, with a busy, busy pattern to emulate the subject, ‘we do everything for ourselves, there’s no way man can catch up’. The intro is an off key piano melody, which becomes skippier as the full drum pattern kicks in. This riddim has a full production sound with great backing vocals.
Track 4, ‘Washed MCs’ comes like a 1/2 punch, with its busy, skippy drums, bass stabs, computer synths, and stop/start rhythm, with plenty of emptier parts in the track, the MCs come hard with it, sharing that most MCs bore them, these times, and that this ting’s too easy for them.
From there we are taken down a different turn, with ‘Dem Bwoy Deh’, with a dark, off key, distorted bassline, a jarring string synth melody, an abundance of backing vocals and effects, and strong patois patterns throughout the hook. This riddim is a viiiibe, with the MCs letting all other man know that no one worries about them, these times.
The same riddim is used for both ‘Nice One’ by JoSoSick, and ‘Facts’ by Logan. The riddim starts offbeat, and choppy, then settles into a rhythmic stop/start pattern, with a melody built from a vocal sample, and a rewind/scratch effect, and is a complete wave all of its own. Both MCs pattern the riddim and we learn over the course of both tracks that these man are EVERYWHERE, from radio sets to doing up live stages, they live and breath it. They can’t be G checked on road or in music, and they ain’t around for the bredding, either.
The project proves just what it set out to, The Other Side got the whole ting wrapped up, and they’re coming with both a mad work rate, and some sick creative talent. Well worth the listen, cop it!