Flohio, Cadenza, Clams Casino – Pounce
After coming together earlier in the year on August’s incendiary ’10 More Rounds’, two of the UK’s most essential emerging talents in Flohio and Cadenza have combined again – this time for ‘Pounce’, a collaboration with a legendary figure in contemporary hip hop, Clams Casino – an artist with one of the strongest collaborative resumes in music today.
A thrilling combination of sounds, ‘Pounce’ extends the breadth of Flohio’s exhaustive range of styles further than ever before; blending ambient production, tribal percussive work and precise hip hop rhythms to create one of the most distinctive works of rap in recent memory. Opening to choral harmonics, Flohio delivers her most instant hook so far, trading flow after flow over stark but no less visceral minimalist production. Making way for jungle influenced stylings, ‘Pounce’ is a flawless example of instrumental eclecticism, with Flohio adapting to each of the track’s upfront switches with unparalleled finesse and in turn, stitching together a completely unique sonic lane all her own.
A coming together of three of urban music’s truly singular talents on both sides of the Atlantic, ‘Pounce’ is the opening chapter of a hugely exciting creative partnership between a trio of artists at the top of their respective fields. Fusing elements of the sum of its parts with massive crossover potential, hip hop in any region across the world rarely gets this inventive, unpredictable and rewarding, with each artist at their most potent and as a result, bringing out dimensions within their work never seen before.
Following on from the release of ‘Pounce’, Clams Casino and Flohio will play Manchester’s Warehouse Project alongside Pusha T and more on 8th December, before Clams Casino then hits the stage for a sold out show at London’s Electrowerkz venue on December 13th.