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Shadowless Presents Defisis / Inifinite Livez, 'Earthtime' / 'Emceeme' 12"
Defisis and Infinite Livez - Earthtime b/w Emceeme
After the pure energy-blast of Gamma's "Killer Apps" and the "Extra Yard" compilation from which it was taken, we are now introduced to more solo skills from the ever expanding Shadowless Crew. It is now time for these Gamma affiliates to step into the limelight. This 12" is marketed as a double A side, and features two UK MCs who have been talked up a great deal in the last couple of years. 

On the A side comes Defisis, who was originally known as a member of the crew DFXO alongside Xeno. He is currently recording albums for SFDB in Wales and SWAMP in Germany. He has an impressive curriculum vitae and as well as working with Blade, has toured all over Europe. " Earthtime" is a sparse, bass-driven beat over which the young MC from Birmingham drops pure science, the whole held together by a chorus which should remind the attentive listener of early Nas.

Infinite Livez on the other hand, (and on the other side of the record), is a former FKO Raw freestyle battle champion, and has had a seriously ill comic book published ("Globulelicious"). He has also recorded for Camshot with producer Blufoot. Here on " Emceeme", he stakes his claim for the twisted rhymers' throne and stretches the vocal chords a little: "I'm kicking it for roots and visual culture/ Porn star fucks a Bobby Drake ice sculpture/ the Iceman cometh/ you could end up with stiff nips/ erect like Easter Island heads with thick lips". Infinite Livez' debut album is due out on Big Dada next summer.

So here we have two young MCs at the height of their powers battling for supremacy on this 12". Overall I was a bit disappointed with the way this record came over. After Extra Yard I was expecting something with a huge amount of energy and bounce, but here we have to more laid back and cerebral tracks. Nothing wrong with that, but there was just something I wasn't getting here. By no means a poor it is, just not one that will go down in the annals of history. Each track comes with the original, instrumental and accapella versions.
 

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