Monday 21 November 2016

Leks Rivers - No Rest For The Wicked

I'm a fan of Leks Rivers. I have been for a year and a half or so. In fact, his track 'Soho Knights' made it on to my top tracks of 2015 last year (obviously, because that's when 2015 was). And I have been ever so patiently waiting since then for Leks Rivers to release new stuff... waiting and waiting and waiting...

And then a few weeks ago I went on to my Soundcloud profile, something I had not touched in a fair few months and sitting there was a message from Leks sent back in August about his then new track 'You're My X And Here's Y'. If the title alone doesn't grab you then you quite simply don't deserve nice things. In order to make up for lost time I put this track on repeat and everything was going swimmingly...

AND THEN BOOM. Before I know it Leks is back with another new track, a proper real life actual single. You know, one that's actually available on platforms other than Soundcloud. Praise the Lord for we have been #blessed. This track is called 'No Rest For The Wicked' and it seems to be released on Black Butter Records which is interesting. I have very mixed feelings towards Black Butter, the artists on their roster, and what they do with them... however... this is looking pretty good.

I don't think there's anyone on in the UK making music as interesting as what Leks Rivers is doing at the moment. I think it would be nigh on impossible to try to categorise a track like 'No Rest For The Wicked' into a specific genre. It spans absolutely everything. I can only imagine the broad array of this guy's influences. Initially I wanted to put Leks Rivers down as a hip hop artist but there are RnB vocals lines in abundance and a pretty heavily used guitar alongside rock drums throughout. None of this categorisation really matters though. Just rest assured that there's someone on the planet creating "urban" music that sounds like nothing you've heard before and it's absolutely incredible.

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