A bittersweet release here as Dero & Klumzy finally put out The Record – one of the last recorded tracks to feature a performance by UK rap vet TY who sadly passed away two years ago. Over a soulful head-nod beat from Dero (a.k.a. Austrian producer, Mr Dero), Klumzy (a.k.a. Klumzy Tung) trades bars with Ty as the pair pay tribute to hip-hop culture and David Sladek comes in smooth on the hook. Arguably the video takes that bittersweetness and ups it even more for all four artists involved are in it – on the streets, in record shops and setting up gigs. Ty, then gone then, but far from forgotten, and very much ‘on’ this record.
(Out now on Tiefparterre Records)