UK experimental musicians Dean Blunt and Gaika teamed up today to share a self-released, reggae-sampling new track. At only a minute and a half, the raw, knocking tune might be a snippet, but it's an earworm nonetheless, finding Blunt perform a couple sharp verses in his signature deadpan while Gaika sings "Are you really ridin' for me?/Are you that girl?" on the chorus.
The song arrives via a website called hackneyvsbrixton.com—likely a reference to the two artists' neighborhoods of birth (Blunt is from Hackney, while Gaika is from Brixton)—and hosted not by SoundCloud or YouTube but Amazing Audio Player Free Version. The only text on the site is "R6," so we might assume that's the song's title.
Both artists will perform at Bristol, UK, venue The Black Swan this Saturday, October 29, alongside previous Blunt collaborator Mica Levi. Blunt will present a set from his Babyfather project for the occasion.
Gaika shared his debut EP on Warp Records last week, titled Spaghetto, which he described as "a collection of love letters to humanity and individuals I've loved and lost."
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