Boomkat Product Review:
Omnivorous producer/rapper/performer Zebra Katz makes a dead strong impression with his rude debut album of industrial-strength hip hop, ragga jungle prang outs, and sleazy darkroom night slugs.
Fuelled by a fiercely indomitable attitude, ‘Less Is Moor’ follows a steady course of collabs with wayward dance music producers (Hervé, French Fries), rap artists (Azaleia Banks) and virtual popstars (Gorillaz) over the past decade to throw down an upfront, unflinching portrait of the first generation American-Jamaican artist at his bolshiest, vulnerable, romantic and rawly f*cking up-for-it.
Sounds we’d associate with Kingston, NYC and London feed into a ruggedly hard, frank and ravishing collection taking in avant-raggo ‘90s jump-up in ‘Rad Drumz’, and a bouncing soca-ballroom-rap bomb in ‘IN IN IN’, while ‘Sleepn’ could almost be a stray Equiknoxx riddim, and his slow/fast banger ‘Lick It N Split’ with Shygirl and Sega Bodega is one of the duttiest clarion calls to darkroom duty that you’ll hear in 2020 - no fucking about here!
Fans of everything from JPEGMAFIA to SOPHIE will surely get a buzz out of this.