This release is driven by collaboration to explore different sonic and cultural avenues in and around London’s alternate hip-hop scene. Each artist brings their own unique perspective, which is then unified under one kaleidoscopic beat. Moshpit’s hyperactive energy is driven by its exciting features from Kirby Forest and Don Pacino.
Kirby Forest, an already recognized artist within the underground UK rap scene, delivers a verse full of punchy lyrics and a spacious delivery over a beat full of glossy textures that holds a surprisingly infectious energy. Kirby Forest’s dreamy and lavish ambition for success is juxtaposed skilfully with Don Pacino’s raw upfront bouncy delivery. His blunt and crude lyricism paints an honest yet tongue in cheek picture of the realities of growing up in North West London.
Mellow North is an alternate Hip-hop collective based in North West London, it is a group consisting of producers, vocalists, rappers and artists of Ashtray records (a student run label). From production & recording to branding & creative direction. Everything from Ashtray Records is created in-house much like Warhols “Silver Factory”. Mellow North invites listeners into their circle of late teens strives and struggles, forming a collage of London adolescence, stupidity and friendship.
Watch the ‘Moshpit’ video below