Presenting "The Cabin Fever EP" - the long-awaited first instalment of award-winning London rapper / producer / songwriter Carpetface's eclectic new EP series "Friends In High Places" produced in collaboration once again with French beatsmith extraordinaire Djar One.
Carpetface has been a well-respected player in international Hip Hop since 2002 with countless tours supporting heavyweights such as Pete Rock, De La Soul, Onyx, The Pharcyde, Ugly Duckling & Blak Twang.
Carpetface is back with a new release after quite a long hiatus. He's now a single dad and has spent a fair bit of time in France amongst other places. He's now back in the UK and living semi-off grid. Commuting to record music has been hard, but he has found renewed enthusiasm and is to embark on the press for his release.
Here is the new 7 inch from DJ Suspect of France's Funk League on Luhna Records. Following on from last year's phenomenal Funky As Usual album, this time Suspect teams up with fellow French MPC enthusiast Doc TMK and enlists UK emcees Carpetface and Audible1, who bring back the Funk yet again over a multilayered production with slamming drums, beat boxes, horns, funky bassline, flute, it's all there. The scratches are crazy - a step above the usual - and the chorus is the kind you end up singing along to without thinking about it.
If you're looking for a more purely audible beatbox fix, keep an eye out for Carpetface's new seven inch which should be out soon, around early November. It's a double A-side, Spread it Around / Realeyesation, and is sweet as! Don't take our word for it though; check out the tracks yourself on the bearded one's MySpace.
Carpetface, (real name A J Russell), so named for his prodigious beard, burst onto the scene around 2002-3 with a series of live showcases to get his name out there. He is now 300+ shows down the line having performed across the world and so, on the back of three previous shorter releases the time has now come for this London native to drop his debut LP and this he does indeed do in a big way.