Boomkat Product Review:
Equiknoxx’s tribute to dancehall legend Elephant Man is a proper low key burner, laid down in Kingston with Birmingham’s RTKal and now blessed to vinyl.
The cut came about when the duo’s Gavsborg and Timecow huddled with RTKal at a “sought-after Air bnb in Kingston” while their studio was being renovated. Their chat turned to referencing dancehall royalty, and logically lead them to Elephant Man; a flamboyant titan of late ‘90s/early ‘00s dancehall whose tunes bridged bashment and jiggy rap, and refreshed the scene’s more common gunchat with more playful rudeness.
Gavsborg steps up with the pulsing, heady instrumental ‘Making Love To Volca’, ornamenting the purring subbass with dreamy choral baubles, before RTKal jumps on the vocal version beside Time Cow, playing it down in a woozy UK-meets-JA style emulating Elephant Man’s hoarse boasts but with a hushed vibe - call it cloudhall?
Stone cold unmissable business, what else?