Wales’ finest, the Dead Residents are back with a brand new full length album, “Dead Thy Neighbour”.
It’s been awhile since their last album, “Triple Crown”, time has passed, fashions have changed, but Dead Residents still remain as nasty as they ever were.
Ever since I first heard Junior Disporal on the Aspects track, “Here Come The Monsters”, I’ve been intrigued by the rapper. No one else sounds like him, no one else talks about the weird, wonderful and down right dirty things he does, he’s unique. So when ever Dead Res drop a new track, you know you are in for something a bit different, a bit off-key and I’m glad to say this is definitely true of this latest offering.
The album has a lo-fi, old school feel to it, using a lot of distorted, slightly wonky drum machine beats mixed with lots of squelchy bass lines and plenty of bizarre spoken word samples. I’m not really sure where it fits in the current UK hip hop scene, but that just makes it more appealing. However, there is a mega posse cut to end proceedings, “Outrageous Boasting” that features Mylo Stone, Mury P, Chattabox, Retch, BANE, Joe Blow and a nice sample from the 80’s children’s program The Lowdown’s rapping special.
This album is a definite highlight within this years UK hip hop releases, it doesn’t sound like anything else and it’s all the better for it. Ok so I may not play some of the songs to my mum, due to the lyrical content, but that’s what I expect from the mind of Mr Disprol. “I got blades like Pistorius…” lets just hope he hasn’t got a gun like him!