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King Cannibal - Virgo



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King Cannibal - Virgo / Murder Us
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12233, 2009-04-20

Dylan Richards aka King Cannibal returns with his latest smash to the solar plexus, "Virgo". To flesh out his twisted, industrial take on dancehall, dubstep and drum & bass, vox are provided by brand new French crew Face-A-Face. This is the vocalists' first release and they sound magnifique over a rhythm built firmly for the dancefloor and set to do considerable and lasting damage in any such context. All amplified thumb piano, fidgeting rhythms and filtered nastiness, Richards chops the vox to pieces and puts them back together, all to make you lose the plot.

King Cannibal Virgo
King Cannibal - Virgo / Murder Us
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12233, 2009-04-20

Tracklisting :
A1. King Cannibal feat. Face-A-Face - Virgo
B1. King Cannibal feat. Jahcoozi - Murder Us
B2. King Cannibal - Virgo (Instrumental)

Links :
myspace.com/kingcannibal
myspace.com/bewilderdbeathedz
godsofwar.wordpress.com
facebook.com
ninjatune.net

Press Release :
Dylan Richards aka King Cannibal returns with his latest smash to the solar plexus, "Virgo".

To flesh out his twisted, industrial take on dancehall, dubstep and drum & bass, vox are provided by brand new French crew Face-A-Face. This is the vocalists' first release and they sound magnifique over a rhythm built firmly for the dancefloor and set to do considerable and lasting damage in any such context. All amplified thumb piano, fidgeting rhythms and filtered nastiness, Richards chops the vox to pieces and puts them back together, all to make you lose the plot.

"Murder Us" came about after a meeting with Sasha Perera of German group Jahcoozi in Berlin late last year. It turned out that although the pair had never met, they used to live about a mile away from each other in South London. Musically the track was also born from the same trip after hearing techno in its correct environment, "clubs like the Berghain", Richards says. "Open for days on end, people dancing for 48 hours, driven by nothing except sounds that bounce around in a dark room. I heard it, drank it in and wanted to put my spin on what I heard that long weekend".

As for the lyrics, Sasha uses the idea of battery chickens in a box as a metaphor for the inner city life both knew from South of the river. While she says it's "a nihilist message", the King manages to make it uplifting in his own Lynchian, brutal way, just by the way the tune gradually unfolds itself.

Not for nothing has Radio 1's Mary-Anne Hobbs has already declared Richards' music "too dark!" When Eddie Temple-Morris head his debut single "Aragami Style" he loved it so much he added an extra hour to his XFm show and called it "Remix Darkside" In his honour. Championed by early adopters like The Bug, Bong Ra, Strictly Kev, Kid 606, Knifehand Chop and Ebola, King Cannibal is all set to be the next big nasty thing. Be afraid.


King Cannibal Murder Us

King Cannibal - Black and Blown Mix (For Riddim n Bruise)
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Tracklisting :
Two Fingers ft Sway - What You Know - Ninja Tune
Shakleton - You Bring Me Down (Peverlist Rmx) - Skull Disco
Martyn - Suburbia - Apple Pips
Scuba - Hard Boiled SCB Remix - Hot Flush
Mike Dunn - So Let It Be House - Clone Classic Cuts
Sleeparchive - Perspective - Ostgut Tontrager
Rhythm & Sound - Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig Rmx) - Burial Mix
Unknown Artist - Untitled A1 - Seldom Felt
Claro Intelecto - Round Round - Modern Love
Apparat - Hot - B Pitch
Tigerhook Corp - Evil Eyes - Vamp Tech
Scuba - Ruptured Surgeon Remix - Hot Flush
Shackleton - New Dawn - Hot Flush
Pangaea - You & I - Hessle Audio
Headhunter - In Motion - Tempa
Benga - Emotion - Tempa
Geeneus - In To The Future - Rinse
Ceephax Acid - Ceephax Acid - Breakin' Records
Roska - Gone To A Better Place - Roska Kicks & Snares
Monkey Mafia - Lion In The Hall (Main Mix) - Heavenly
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray - Rham!
No Smoke - Koro Koro - Warriors Dance
Martyn - Suburbia - Apple Pips
Athues - Sphere One - Baum
Peverelist - The Grind - Punch Drunk
Renegade Soundwave - Women Respond To Bass - Mute Records
30hz - Crazy - Lot 49
Quantec - Electromagnetic Pulse - Meanwhile
Zomby - Rumours & Revolutions - Brainmath
Loefah - Yours - Ringo Records
Babylon System - Loaded - Argon
Ebola - Pass The Buckfast - King Cannibal Remix - TBA
Milanese - So Malleable (Acapella) - Warp Records
Instra:Mental Vs Drkstr - The Chamber - Darkestral
Boxcutter - Brood VIP - Abucs
TC - Wheres My Money - Caspa Rmx - D Style Recordings
HATE - Injustice - HATE
2562 - Enforcers - Tectonic
Scuba - Ruptured Surgeon Remix - Hot Flush
2562 - Circulate - Tectonic
Appleblim & Peverlist - Over Here
Beat Pharmacy Rmx - Apple Pips
Pendle Coven - Waveplate - Modern Love
Burial - Distant Lights - Hyperdub
Pangaea - Router - Hessle Audio
Jus Wan - Action Potential - Apple Pips
Dave Clarke - Wisdom To The Wise - Bush
Kode 9 & LD - Bad - Hyperdub
Misc - Hooked - Lost Souls
Bjork- Dull Flame Of Desire - Modeselektor Rmx For Girls - One Little Indian
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