The Grouch & Daddy Kev – sound advice

Produced by Daddy Kev featuring The Grouch (Living Legends) and D-Styles (ex- Invisible Skratch Piklz / Beat Junkies) on the turntables.

The combined work of The Grouch, D-Styles (DJ), and Daddy Kev (producer), Sound Advice is a very short (21 minutes in total) dive into an experimental world of classical jazz/hip hop fusion.

The entire work stands out for its sharp use of jazz-tinted piano, string, and horn pieces floating over subtle „beats“ (I am loath to use that term when writing of hip hop) and elaborate double-bass riffs skilfully arranged into a hip hop context that „makes sense“.

It is recommended for the wonderfully original (in the context of a hip hop album) compositions and arrangements of D-Styles and Daddy Kev, as well as being a worthy introduction to The Grouch.

The 2nd 12″ contains the instrumental version…

01. Square One
02. Opening Spit
03. Usually
04. Nowadays
05. Different Everybodys
06. All Gotta Live
07. Dollars For Not
08. Visibly Vocal
09. I Got Class
10. Climax Cleverly
11. Exit

Label: subversiv*rec ‎– VK/OB|011/2003
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12″, EP, Limited Edition
Released: Sep 2003
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Abstract, Future Jazz
Limited edition 1000
Artwork by ENORM