They call him the wanderer, they call him the wanderer, he likes to roam around, around, around. He certainly does since the UK is pretty much as far from Aotearoa as a body can get. Who am I talking about? The Kurnel MC of course, though surely the central issue is – does the Kiwi emcee rhyme like a nut? All the signs (not to mention sounds) are good on The Wanderer EP which finds the rapper hold forth about partying and being homesick (among other topics) on a range of tasty beats from a highly capable roster of producers (Chrispop, Mass Evil, Leygo and Hipster) lined up by label Relative Dimensions. For best cut it’s a toss-up between the personal party manifesto lyrically laid out on Leygo’s skank & swing-powered, er, Skank & Swing and the rhymes repping the man’s dad on Hipsta’s Bootsy-esque Slap Daddy.
(Out now on Relative Dimensions)