Seriously, what is in the water in Bristol? The latest in the seemingly endless line of great Bristolian producers is Lamont. One spin of this two-track and it’s easy to see why Loefah has snapped him up for a second release on 81. ‘Ar Kid’ is the sort of cut that will prick up the hairs on the back of your neck, especially if heard on a big system. Coming from the same line of grizzled bangers as The Bug’s ‘Skeng’ or Kahn’s ‘Badman City’, the juddering and bass-heavy production frames the cold, calculated menace of MC Slowie’s lyrics. On the flip, kwam urges patience and understanding over another perfectly-weighted beat.
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