Review: Conrad Subs is one of those heavily underrated producers that seems to consistently push out music regardless of how much attention is cast his way. He plugs away and you can tell in the maturity that emanates from his music. The creativity on 'Update Funk' is evidence of that, a funky, infectious synth line running perfectly beneath Valiant Emcee's upbeat vocal work. 'Sneak' is just as creative with its harsh, steppy percussive work that underpins a swinging, wonky concoction of synthy basses that wouldn't be amiss in a Med School or Diffrent Music release. The interesting drums continue on 'Bones' and 'Jackdaw', the former of which is a bitingly dark halftime cut, the latter another steppy bit chock full of stabs and swerves. Another top EP from man like Conrad Subs.
Valiant Emcee & Will Miles - "The Ronin" (feat Anastasia) - (5:54) 58 BPM
Valiant Emcee & Will Miles - "Walking" - (5:30) 175 BPM
Valiant Emcee & Will Miles - "Mic Check" (feat Armanni Reign & MisTy) - (4:49) 175 BPM
Valiant Emcee & Will Miles - "Drifting" - (4:47) 175 BPM
Review: Buffalo badboy and veteran US D&B mic man Valiant Emcee comes correct with his debut EP. With a deep timbre bringing clarity to his poetry and storytelling, Valiant deftly wraps his bars around some staunch, snappy productions from Will Miles. The result is an authentic D&B document that nods respectfully at the foundations while striding into a bright future. From the jumpy snake-like pops and locks of "Mic Check" (with fellow US vocalists Armanni Reign and MisTy) to the heads down techy title track, this is a serious statement of intent.