Although the Sharks in the title of Rollie 'Cadence Weapon' Pemberton's single refer to those oft decried biters - thieves of original thought in hip-hop - the first few bars of the song itself scud from the speakers as ominously and hair raisingly as a sharp dorsal fin from the water. From then on in, he's got you paying attention.
Over a thudding heart of kick drums and bass, electronic melody winds its way whilst Rollie's voice drips with controlled hunger, flowing with the kind of delivery that announces him as a seriously able MC from the get go. On the B-Side, new Big Dada signing X-Rabit wrings the track through an explosive, cartoon light and sound show, tremulous synths climbing over lashing snares and rolling, ominous waves of bass. Released on 17th September. Available to pre-order now from the Ninjashop.