slowthai, the UK’s most electrifying new voice shares latest track ‘Doorman’ produced by Mura Masa.
Not one to be boxed in by a genre, ‘Doorman’ is a shift in gear for Northampton born and bred slowthai, sonically adopting punk elements and a chugging bass-line as his vocal sits comfortably across the rapid beat. Unafraid to challenge perception, Doorman is an energetic statement that will leave listeners intrigued and captivated, something fans have come to expect from slowthai. Identifying with the punk aesthetic, slowthai’s music carries the mindset and movement of what punk was and is today. A refusal and push back on the powers that govern us and a call to arms to rise up against the consistent injustices faced every day by working class people.
Speaking on the track, slowthai said: “I was at some yard in Chelsea after a night out and I saw 4.5 million pound paintings hanging on the wall and it made me sick… I went to the studio the next day and wrote Doorman. Doorman, let me in the door.”
Mura Masa added: “Slowthai is the embodiment of subversive and punk energy in UK rap. We knew we wanted to make something with a DIY, rebellious energy together, so we banged Doorman together in a few hours, kept all the original takes and let it be what it is. It’s a record that challenges ideas about what rap can be, which I think the scene needs more of. I love it.”
‘Doorman’ follows on from pervious single ‘Rainbow’ and his critically acclaimed recent EP ‘RUNT’ which featured stand out track ‘Drug Dealer’, and sees slowthai effortlessly tread the line between grime, rap and garage, in an unmistakeably British fashion. His lyrics cut through with a rawness and unflinching honesty, that has the listener hanging on every word and has seen radio tastemakers Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Zane Lowe and Benji B all jump on board and YouTube and VEVO pick him as a ‘One To Watch’ for 2019.
With an unforgettable live presence, slowthai’s shows see fans leaving drenched in sweat and smiles. Having sold out his UK and European tour in September, slowthai recently announced a brand new ‘Brexit Bandit’ tour for the UK and Europe in March and April 2019 – see below
With a debut LP set for early next year, slowthai has become the artist to watch.
Brexit Bandit Tour Dates:
18/03 – Beursschouwburg – Brussels, Belgium
20/03 – Garage Noord – Amsterdam, Netherlands
21/03 – Prince Charles – Berlin, Germany
22/03 – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland
24/03 – Le Trabendo – Paris, France
26/03 – SWG3 Warehouse – Glasgow
27/03 – O2 Institute – Birmingham
28/03 – O2 Ritz – Manchester
29/03 – SWX – Bristol
31/03 – Concorde 2 – Brighton
01/04 – York Hall – London