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Too Kool DJs ft. Brook Styles Demo
Too Kool are primarily three DJs who have a great deal of experience across many genres within what they term the 'urban' music scene. They have been dong their thing for over 10 years now, which has included being Club and Radio DJs as well as running and promoting their own nights in and around the London area. All three hail from South West London and make it part of their business to locate and nurture local talent. This is why they have now hooked up with one time Brooklyn resident Brook Styles to produce this two track demo.

Immediately upon playing the first track you can tell that these guys mean business and that this isn't like most of the half hearted efforts that drop through the mailbox. Unfortunately the track opens with some gangsters saying son a lot. Semi funny, and not special until you realise it is only one person. A smooth bluesy/jazzy piano break is the basis for the track which imparts upon the track the majority of its feel. This would be a nice and relaxed instrumental, but as Brook Styles drops his verse you realise why it was that the Too Kool DJs saw fit to take him on. The guy has flows and character. No, make that characters. Although not totally proficient yet, Brook takes on several personas who all talk to each other in his raps. There is a Humpty Hump nasal type voice, a Charlie Tuna deep and soothing type, what I guess is nearer his normal voice, a Nas style, plus there are more too. This is amazing and you would really think that there is more than one MC. The way he does it, interchanging between the voices gives the lyrics an older feel of back when MCs would toss lines between themselves rather than simply run a straight verse each. I say not totally proficient because some of the voices are a little mumbled or unclear in the diction. I don't know whether he multi tracked the different voices or if he did it all in one go, either way it is pretty amazing.

The second track also has the same vocal ventriloquism from Brook Styles and another hefty beat from the Too Kool DJs. This is a bit more modern sounding with heavy drums and a descending piano riff interspersed with a female 'ohhh'. After the first track this one seems a bit less energised. Brook Styles likes to portray a deadly image and doesn't hold back from talking about clapping his enemies. Overall I'm liking what these guys are offering. Without knowing what is going on this is straight up good Hip Hop. When you know about the MC it just takes it to the next level. If you have a record label with a spare opening you might want to check these guys outů 

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