P.Smurf - Playin' The Blues (LP)Regular price $40.00
P.Smurf returns to the classic sounds of old school Hip Hop, combining it with a desperately honest take on modern society.
For a man that knows almost everyone, P.Smurf is one of Sydneys best kept secrets. For over 10 years this gregarious Sydney MC has been honing his style of rapid fire, hard hitting, social and political commentary, with critically acclaimed groups such as Daily Meds and Sketch the Rhyme. Now, the time has finally come for him to release his long awaited debut solo album ‘Playin' The Blues’, a melancholy yet ferocious look at the current state of the world and the interwoven relationships that it breeds.
Having established strong repute through his numerous collaborative projects, P.Smurf has maintained a vibrant solo career while steadily gathering a loyal fanbase. From the release of his 2013 EP “The Story So Far”, to multiple mix-tapes and two 7” vinyls, all while touring extensively across the country.
The debut LP offers the listener a glance into the life of the prolific MC, with tales of late night debauchery and lost love, to veracious accounts of humanities struggle to find balance and relief within an unyielding capitalist system.
With production handled by Melbourne aficionado Must Volkoff and 2004 NSW Triple J Unearthed winners Down Under Beats (Platterpush & Codeks), ’Playin’ The Blues’ blends influences of jazz, reggae, blues, latin and funk, reminiscent of 90’s East Coast Boom Bap. Combined with a distinct, localised flavour, somewhat scarce in todays musical climate.
It’s hard not to class the album as an instant classic!