Boomkat Product Review:
London’s hottest property, MC & producer Pinty commits a long-awaited debut 12” with Peckham’s Rhythm Section International
Peer of Archie Marshall a.k.a. King Krule, who produced 2/3rds of ‘City Limits’ under his DJ JD Sports, Pinty has been making moves for years now, gathering acclaim for his moody realist style which has recently lead to a tour support slot for Rejjie Snow.
For the past 8 years, Pinty has also lived on the same street as RSI’s Bradley Zero - Bradley’s 13, Pinty’s at 14 - so this EP was always a natural conclusion. The results are superb, some of the most straight-up but effortlessly different takes on UK rap, garage and house in recent memory, sharing much in common with the modest but vital vibes of Coby Sey, Mica Levi and Tirzah, as the likes of The Streets.
Production is handled by Archie Marshall on the first four songs, including the standout segue from woozy P-funk to R&B strut in ‘Tropical Bleu’, again on the Bugz In The Attic blue step of ‘Honey’, the jazzy curl of ‘Ceasors’, and the Burial-esque 2-step dipper ‘Nightcrawler’, while he capably goes it alone on the jazzy garage gauze of ’Sunday Smokes’, and all his pals jump in for the skippin’ London soul of ‘City Limits’.