On this release, Conscious Route‘s abilities as an MC are matched by the rich production of True Note (aka Mert Pearson), as they delve into themes of things that lurk in darkness, both from a metaphorical and a literal perspective. Coochie Slug delivers skittering and swirling Hip Hop grime drops as Conscious Route brings sexually charged rhymes for the club set.
The track is taken from the Edinburgh-based rapper, Conscious Route and producer, True Note’s collaborative debut album, ‘Lost Routes‘.
The album demonstrates the versatility of the duo as they bring a range of musical styles from hip-hop to grime and drum and bass, with tints of electronica and more. All the while, Conscious Route shows why he is more than just another rapper as he delivers different flows to speak on a variety of personal and political matters, from mental health and personal struggles to social commentary and experiences from his years in the music industry.
The pair first collaborated on a number of remixes and EPs, with Mert working as one half of dubstep, drum and bass, and electronica outfit Blind Digital alongside his partner, Dave Wallace.
Video shot by: Andrew Mackenzie
Dance performance: Shannon McMillan and Jacqueline Nicol from Nitro