You see, some babies get delivered very peacefully and quietly, while others come out of there drenched in blood and puss, screaming like they just finished a death match with a saber-toothed tiger. The recent discovery of two stunning tracks put out by newborn label Unknown To The Unknown proves yet again this young’n isn’t much of a “silent-type”.
Ever since DJ Stingray’s Assassin last July, we’ve been hearing a lot of noise with releases by artists such as Marcus Mixx, Alias G, Dubbel Dutch (not to mention a 2012 mix CD by DJ Q). Now we have 5kinandbone5 making a scene with the freshest nu-skool 2-step I’ve heard in a long time! If you can imagine a Brenmar/El-B collaboration, you might get something like the mean mixture of dark and bubbly on “Make U Understand”.
Although these tracks are sparse, they are certainly not your boring average cut-and-paste-any-pitched-R&B-vocal-on-top-of-some-formulaic-beat concoctions. Minimalism can sound great when done right, and as you can see 5kinandbone5’ got the right flavor for your ears.