slowthai unleashes on the upper class on ‘Doorman’ featuring Mura Masa
slowthai may be one of the most vitriolic artists in the game right now. That kind of accolade normally comes with a disappointing caveat, but luckily for us, slowthai is 100% the real McCoy, his new song ‘Doorman’ is a testament to that – it’s our Track of the Day.
Seeing one of the grittiest MCs around team up with a producer like Mura Masa normally equals a shining beat being added to an otherwise dirty prospect. But in ‘Doorman’, the follow-up to last month’s ‘Rainbows’, Mura Masa actually points slowthai toward some roughnecked guitars and a buzz so deep that it would scare a chainsaw or two.
The premise of the track is easily attained from the title. It’s modern Britain on a Friday night and all the old favourites are here: cigarettes, unrequited love, lust, doormen, violence and drugs. But with the addition of slowthai to this otherwise normal weekend scene the extra cut-throat repression of the class system is added to the pot.
In a press release, slowthai stated that he wrote the song after noticing the multi-million-pound painting on a wall in London and realising the huge gap in wealth between people like him and the ruling 1%. That disdain permeates every note, every sample, and every reference.
This is another track from slowthai which is raw, abrasive, angry and cutting like a razor.