Finding his music featuring on Nike promos is perhaps a clue that Kidkanevil's notoriety is about to hit the next level. It would be no surprise to see him flung wedges of money to produce the next Kanye album (if he hasn't been already).
The unique skill of the Anime obsessive from Leeds is that, whether he is pounding dancefloors with sub bass, bleeps and snares like 2008's Tokyorkshire or exploring the more subtle and cerebral, as in his reflective collaborations with Japanese collaborator Daisuke on Project Mooncircle, he manages to make it feel like it is all part of the same cogent narrative.
Out now on Par Excellence, his latest offering, Rap Biscuits Part 1, is more in the style of the former. The first in a trilogy, the title track sees UK rapper Jehst deliver a witty indictment of society's addiction to sugar over crunchy claps and schizophrenic organ. Newcomer MC Ocean Wisdom expertly winds around the thudding kiks of 'Ewok' to produce an adrenaline-inducing monster. Meanwhile, 'Level Up' wields a particularly satisfying drum n bass crack and features frenetic wordplay from Foreign Beggar's Orifice Vulgatron alongside Sean Play. Finally, as if to prove he can do just as well without a vocalist, instrumental head-nodder 'Gunnm' closes the EP, showing off all of Kidkanevil's rhythmical and percussive wizardry.
I look forward to parts two and three...
Kidkanevil - Rap Biscuits EP 1 featuring Jehst, Orifice Vulgatron and Sean Play and Ocean Wisdom is out now on Par Excellence.