Wednesday, 12 August 2009

'Reach Out' - Dizraeli (single review)

Dizraeli isn't a rapper, he's much more than that, if you'll take his own website's word for it he's a "rapper, writer, poet and singer" and "a hip hop tour de force" - I second that.

The Brighton rapper's new track, taken from his forthcoming album 'Engurland (City Shanties)', is called 'Reach Out' and sonically it's a pounding Hip Hop version of a collaboration between Seasick Steve and Fink. Dizraeli, as well as playing the guitar, melodica, percussion and drums on this track, raps uber competently as he passes on the story of two old men he met.

This is a beautiful track that I'll playing over and over in the weeks and months to come - an instant classic for me. Dizraeli is joined on 'Reach Out' by Cate Ferris on gorgeous backing vocals, Jeremy Levitsky (of the band Bad Science) on slide guitar and it's all produced lovingly by Mr. Simmonds. It's available for free on Dizraeli's website and can be bought from itunes and other digital outlets also.

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