The first, explosive emanation from a unique new collaboration, "What You Know" is delivered with all the impact of a knockout blow to the solar plexus. Hi-tech but rugged as hell, "What you Know" sounds like "Blade Runner" re-enacted in Tottenham, a juggernaut rhythm laced with the finest of lyrics.
North London MC and MOBO winner Sway, a million miles from his recent "Saturday Night Hustle,".
Two Fingers are Amon Tobin and Joe "Doubleclick" Chapman. The pair met when Tobin lived in Brighton and bonded over an interest in music that ran way beyond the boundaries of "electronica". Last year, while Tobin was living in Montreal, they began bouncing beats back and forth, trying to apply production techniques associated with UK styles like drum & bass to the template of hip hop. When they had a few tunes together they sent them to Sway. He was so taken with what they were doing, he flew straight out to Montreal and recorded seven tracks with them. The remaining rhythms were voiced by sometime Missy protégé Ms Jade and dancehall legend Cecile.
The result is a project unlike anything that any of the three main players has ever made before, a unique, utterly uncompromising, brutal and beautiful record that could only have grown out of the UK and the internationalism of those involved. Due for release in March 2009, "Two Fingers" is set to be one of the records of the year. "What You Know" is where you start to get to know that. Get it now. Ya know that! Available now, buy from the Ninjashop.