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Joker Starr - Attack Of The Clones / Get Up 12" FB001 [Fluke Beat]
Joker Starr - Attack Of The Clones / Get Up 12" FB001 [Fluke Beat]
Tracklist:
01. Attack Of The Clones
02. Get Up
Joker Starr's is a Slough based producer / MC who has had a couple of tracks out and created such a buzz when he first dropped that he was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Award for his production abilities. Now a couple of years on he has returned with his limited pressing white label on his own Fluke Beat label and this latest material is absolutely def.

The first joint, 'Attack Of The Clones' is on a jazz funk tip with a spectacular keyboard riff on a Herbie Hancock type vibe with a spoken word type vocal delivery a la Gill Scott Heron. This is definitely different to what I have been hearing recently and that is the whole point of the track in which Joker Starr catalogues all the things he dislikes about copycat artists and sound a like MCs. UK rappers with US accents get it, people producing lame club beats, or MCs that talk about ice or just rap the same verses over and over just rearranging the words all get served. The way the rap is delivered you really feel Joker is giving it to you straight from the heart, it really is a full on no holds barred verbal assault which is up there with anything the likes of Beans or artists of that ilk can produce.

'Get Up'
is the flipside and is a track which is designed to bring the MC right to the forefront and to fit in with this type of backing Joker is up in your face with a punchy delivery on a drastically different tip to the previous track. Straight spitting the starr man is to quote him, displaying his, 'Raw Sptiiage' style and 'supercilious flows'. He is rapping over what is basically a heavy deep bass line and a minimal beat which is a few kicks and a loud snare hit. The bubbling nature of the bassline supports the flow and together with the constant shouted back up vocals, the effect is like a few jabs to the midriff.

Joker Starr certainly has some abilities and a strong UK flavour. He is doing al the distribution for this release himself so you may have to do a bit of work to track it down. He assures me that he should have stock in Scenario Records, Deal Real, Disque and of course at Suspect-Packages.  He is also getting down to London to do some 'in stores' so keep your eyes peeled for info.

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