Sparkz first caught our attention contributing flawless verses on the band’s debut album Escape Music, which was heard by too few in the grand scheme of things when it was released back in 2013.
He has again lent his talents to the group’s upcoming follow-up Step Steadier, which will be with us later this month.
But perhaps even more intriguing is that Sparkz has a solo EP in the pipeline, which he wrote and produced singlehandedly.
‘Kno The Sound’ is the first snippet from this and chops up swing-style brass samples with a break beat that burrows into your brain right from the off. Combine this with an onslaught of lyrical prowess that is nothing short of electrifying and you’re onto a winner.
The shiny ball gowns and well-to-do evenings out that came hand in hand with the swing movement may seem like a concept far removed from the stoner rhymes and razor sharp south Manchester wit of Sparkz – but spliced up and reimagined it all seems to work rather well.
‘Kno The Sound’ is taken from the Angle One EP, which will be released via Room 2 Records. Until that drops, however, sit back and enjoy this sumptuous piece of pitch perfect hip-hop from one of Manchester’s finest young voices.
Listen and watch the video for ‘Kno the Sound’ below.