British hip-hop producer Paul White is one of those guys who we’d love to nick the phone of. Not because Clash is into flogging stolen handsets down the local market, to that chap we call ‘Big Steve’, even though his name is Neil. We just wanna rummage around his contacts, because you just know there’s some rap heavyweights in there.
London-based White’s new EP, ‘Watch The Ants’ (out now on One-Handed Music), features Danny Brown and ex-Roll Deep-er Trim, alongside NYC MC Sean Price and alterna-rhymer Homeboy Sandman. 2011’s ‘Rapping With Paul White’ LP saw a truly impressive line-up collaborate with the beat-crafter: Guilty Simpson, Jehst, Marv Won, Moe Pope.
So yeah, we wouldn’t mind copying some of those numbers. But in the meantime, Clash can settle for premiering White’s new video, for ‘Seagull Conscience’, an MC-less cut from ‘Watch The Ants’. Of the track and video, White had the following to tell us:
“‘Seagull Conscience’ is supposed to be about fun and the freedom to roam around. I was listening to a lot of different types of music when I did it: I played guitar on it, and some other things, and there are vocals on it by me and a guy called Jitwam.
“It was loads of fun to do. Everything was just improvised, and it’s supposed to be about the feel first! I always think quite visually about music, and the track made me think of a flying seagull and what they think as they glide around peacefully. It's just funny, like: let’s think like another animal for a minute, not as a human, and maybe we'll learn something.”
Check out the video for ‘Seagull Conscience’ above, and find White on this internet thing right here.
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Photo: Owen Richards
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