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First Listen: Sir Hiss – ‘Temujin’ (Trapdoor)

The Bristol wonderkid strikes heavy on his debut for Trapdoor. 

Bristol producer Jeff Emmott, aka Sir Hiss, has been causing quite the stir on the grime circuit as of late. Active since 2014, the 21 year old notably produced Manga Saint Hilare’s 2018 album Outsiders Live Forever and arguably 2017’s grime riddim of the year, with ‘Danny Uzi Vert‘ hailed by Outlook as the track of their festival.

Emmott takes cues from both the rich Sound System culture of his hometown and the faraway sounds of the middle-east, with his productions often channeling the best of early eski music whilst breathing new life into today’s instrumental grime scene.

Frequent Flyer, Emmott’s forthcoming debut release on Trapdoor Records, works much to the above, as he draws inspiration from different cultures like East Berlin and traditional Vietnamese folk. Our favourite has to be EP closer ‘Temujin’. Inspired by the origins of Genghis Khan, Emmott steps into warrior mode via a heavyset 140 stance of punchy kicks and worn out harmonics.

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