Tranqill: The Hidden Treasures EP

I’m proud and honoured to be able to say I design for the independent record label One-Handed Music. Alex, the label boss, is a great client and a lovely guy to boot. I’ve done a few things for them already and am in the process of designing the forthcoming 12 from new signing Ahu. That will have to wait, however, as this is The Hidden Treasures EP!

In the words of One-Handed Music; Tranqill is a reclusive South London producer and MC who tells brutal tales of street life with rare wit and panache. It’s like the first time you heard the Wu-Tang: raw, spontaneous, urgent paranoia that’s instantly compelling.

The Hidden Treasures EP collects three jewels from his vast unreleased catalogue. Chips & Cheese serves as the ideal introduction as Tranqill lays all to waste over a perfect loop. If you haven’t already rearranged your top 5 UK list by now, Payroll and the monstrous one-verse Deadly Wintaz will leave you gasping. Throw in the best remix Paul White has ever done and it’s a wrap. And if you like your beats with room to breathe, Paul White’s Dirty Dub is a monster, an explicit version of the track that first appeared on a now rather expensive white label 7” and Mary Anne Hobbs’ Wild Angels compilation. One last thing: there is no ‘u’ in Tranqill.

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