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kidKANEVIL - Problems and Solutions
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Problems and Solutions

First Word Records

Released: 28th May 2007 | 16 track alternative rap/hip-hop album
First Word Records are proud to present the debut album from one of the UK’s most talented new producers, kidkanevil. After the success of debut single Kranium Rock and last year’s party-rocking FIRE 12â€, Problems & Solutions is the natural progression for beanie-hatted beat-maker. Featuring guest appearances from some of the world’s most talented vocalists, including Lateef (DJ Shadow), Andreya Triana (Flying Lotus), Yarah Bravo (One Self), Chris James (Stateless), Double D Dagger & Jehst (Lowlife) kidkanevil has created a rare thing †a proper album (available on vinyl!) that fl ows from start to finish.The infl uences: DJ Shadow, Bonobo, RJD2, J Dilla, Timbaland are evident, but all the tracks have a distinctive sound that is unmistakabley kidkanevil. From the pounding instrumental opener “The Profound Truth†to the fragility of “The Hours†and the dancefl oor fi reworks of recent single “5th Gear†this is an album that has quality stamped all over it. With fans like Bonobo, Gilles Peterson, DJ Vadim & Mr. Scruff eagerly anticipating this young producer’s debut offering, this is one of 2007’s truly essential releases.
"Problems and Solutions’ is a collection of sublime hip hop, eastern goodness, nifty skits, and damned fine pieces of songwriting"
Straigh no Chaser, Straigh no Chaser
"When talk turns to UK super-producers, people usually really mean some dude who' worked with the entire Brit-Hop community. In contrast, kidkanevil's Leeds-based studio trickery deserves the definition, taking the unusual and making it palatable like DJ Shadow raised on the moors. Where the Kid smashes coffee table tendencies, Yarah Bravo, Lateef & Jehst aid sophisticated downbeat highs with more than mere promise."
"kidkanevil is noted for his ability to juggle onions. When not doing this he makes some rather fine beats. Good stuff"
Mr Scruff
"Blinding! The best thing to come out of England since warm beer"
DJ Vadim
"After a brace of excellent singles, the young man who has been touted as the next DJ Shadow (no pressure then !) delivers on every level."
"Fuck Me this is incredible! Like the best moments of Timbaland and RJD2 condensed into four tracks – all brilliant"