In exactly one month’s time, producer Imperial and rapper K.I.N.E.T.I.K. will release Adventures in Technicolour via Illect Recordings (April 15th). They previously worked together on the E.P. Pencils Not Pistols back in late 2013. The E.P. was met with acclaim and the duo went to work on their full-length album shortly after. “Good Music” is the first track from said album. A feel good track that really serves as a great introduction to the album. Everything from boom-bap production to the hot rhymes is on point here. The duo showcases exactly why they form such a fantastic team.
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Adventures In Technicolour is the brand new album from Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. Following the success of their debut E.P., the dastardly duo packed away their pencil cases and returned to their countryside hideout to prove that their unexpected crossing of paths was no fluke.
Two years later, they have emerged from their Oreo milkshake scented cave with a collection of songs that focus less on the ‘blacks and greys’ of yesterday and more on the ‘blues and greens’ of tomorrow. Sonically and thematically, a kaleidoscopic intensity pulsates throughout the album’s nineteen tracks. The palette of shades and hues that make up the adventure known as life are paraded in their full and picturesque glory. Guest appearances include the frequent excursionist himself, Oddisee, the UK’s hardest working class Dad, Micall Parknsun, Michigan’s freshest rhymesayer, James Gardin and their tried and trusted hook hit-man, Tone Richardson, among others.
Prepare to laugh in the face of monochrome mundanity and experience a multi-coloured smorgasbord of live-wire lyricism laid atop a bed of fluorescent funk.
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Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. bring some funk for your summer afternoon trips to the mall, gym, Oreo cookie shake spot, or back to work after a well deserved 15 minute lunch break. “Just Another Day” is a brilliantly fun and soulful track which shall be featured on their Pencils Not Pistols:Releaded. The album is an extended version of their E.P. released just last year via Illect Recordings. The reissue will feature appearances from Sivion, Sareem Poems, and James Gardin and is sure to attempt to break a neck or two. The brilliance of the track is that I know for a fact the sun has only shined like thrice in the UK in the past quarter century, yet they capture the feeling so well. Kudos fellas, Kudos………
Imperial is not only an incredible producer and enthusiastic personal trainer, he can also put it down on the wheels of steel. Check out his HolyTape 5 mix for Holy Chill’s Youtube channel. The mix features the likes of Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions), Sareem Poems (L.A. Symphony), J-Live, Wes Pendleton, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., and other very dope selections. Can we get some more of the Sareem Poems project homie? Shout out to Illect Recordings for noticing the talent and introducing me to Imperial’s music.
1: Imperial – Everday
2: Sourface – Good Terms
3: Vanilla – Still Love You
4: Moods – Rain Showers
5: Mr J Medeiros – Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)
6: J-Live – Brand Nu Live (Imperial Remix)
7: Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
8: Wes Pendleton – Don’t Make Me Wait
9: Handbook – The Way I Do
10: Sareem Poems & Imperial – God Bless The Child
11: Hawk House – Tidal Tendencies
Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. talk about getting together on Pencils Not Pistols, their video for “Go Hard”, their future collaborations and then do a live minimix of a some of their tracks on BBC Introducing, Cambridgeshire. I’m waiting in anticipation for Pencils Not Pistols Releaded and Imperial’s project with Sareem Poems. I suggest picking up their album Pencils not Pistols EP now via Illect Recordings.
Tracklisting for the Live Mini Mix
Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Count Your Blessings feat. Joanne Francis
K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Memory Lane (Dusty Cartridge remix by Imperial)
PURCHASE: IMPERIAL & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – PENCILS NOT PISTOLS (EP)
What does it take to be a rapper? What kind of shape need one be in to rock the m.i.c.? Well, when you’re rapping with Imperial you must be in peak physical condition. If not, he’ll serve as the motivator you never had and possibly wanted. Enter K.I.N.E.T.I.K. who is Imperials partner in rhyme on Pencils Not Pistols, which is out now Illect Recordings. Imperial pushes his compadre to the limit, helping him achieve the goals and results which will result in nothing short of lyrical superiority. They have there tough times along the way, I mean who drop kicks cheeseburgers? Those cheeseburgers did nothing to you man, what’s up with that? And did you see the anger Imperial slapped the chicken nugget away. What’s McDonalds ever done to you? Agnes & Lupus did a great job directing the Rocky-inspired video for “Go Hard” which also features Tone Richardson on the hook. The video is fun and goofy but the message is right on point, keep pushing and all your dreams can come true.
DOWNLOAD – IMPERIAL & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – PENCILS NOT PISTOLS