Seelenlufts massive playground hip-house disco mash up, MANILA, has landed featuring the super surreal vocal talents of Comptons very own 12-year-old rapper Michael Smith. The sheer craziness of this kids lyrics is brilliant, sitting ever so nicely off key and awkwardly over Seelenlufts bass heavy
tweaks and bleeps.
Whilst on da streets of Compton, Seelenluft aka eccentric Swiss musician BEAT SOLER bumped into Smith. Michael Smith raps like a kid on a flashback with a Saturday night mash up mentality, only the aeroplane is going down.
MANILA caused a storm when it was released on import last year. Now given a full UK release through Londons finest, Back Yard Recordings, its been lined up with some splendid mixes.
Ewan Pearson is on the party bus and hes off to funk town. Spaced out bleeps sit pretty over a thumping kick drum and lashings of low end creating the catchiest tune of the year. Zongamin hit you with an Acid-funk slap-bass backdrop whilst Smiths lyrics shimmy through Hammond chords.
Originally found on the import Headmans mix rumbles on. The bass wiggles and muscles its way in with the tweaked top end sounding superb. Cicadas proggy mash up thumper, filters vocals and bends bleeps whilst keeping the funk firmly fixed, lovely.
Already a favourite with the underground scene and now getting support from Giles Peterson, Pete Tong (Essential Tune) and Trevor Jackson, MANILA looks set to steel the show. Look out.
'in conjunction with Back Yard Recordings'