call it alt-hip hop, neo soul, or industrial, the latest ep from mickey lightfoot is something new. #soundcheck

October 21, 2013

There’s this amazing video series called “Everything Is A Remix.” You should check it out when you get a second. I’ll wait. (back so soon? You didn’t watch it, did you?) The basic idea is that everything in the universe is made up of random pieces of things combining and recombining in new and exciting ways. And that sense of newness, when you hear something that feels fresh and well…”new?” That’s maybe because those elements haven’t been combined before. At least not in that way. The latest EP To Kill A Flockin Bird from London’s Mickey Lightfoot is new.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor

Lightfood gleefully combines pieces of 90’s Southern hip-hop, UK electro, Ghanaian Highlife, New York RnB, Midwestern industrial, glitch, dubstep, and probably half a dozen other things still as of yet undiscovered. Lead single “L.O.S.T.” finds the midpoint between early Nine Inch Nails and Outkast, and boasts a dope guest spot from Danny Brown collaborator DarqEFreaker. Interludes built from refracted clips of phone messages imply a story of a failure to communicate. Across the board, the production is tight and detailed. From the Highlife nods in “Tell Me Something” to the self-deconstructing beats of “Breath,” these tracks have been more sculpted than produced. This is something you’ll definitely want to check out.