Citizen Kay has released his latest EP Demokracy and it’s a cracker. Opening with ‘Yes’, the horn section and break beat combined with the carefree rap styles of Mr. Kay, demand for a position in your Hottest 100 short list. From Canberra, the majority of the songs on this disc have been receiving extensive airplay on triple j. The moment I got this disc and heard the beat and melody, it was cranked in my car. I think it’s one of those things that you just can’t deny. A groovy little number.
Track #2 is the ever-energetic ‘Raise A Glass’, featuring the talents of the Brass Knuckle Brass Band. The horn section is on fire in this track and I think that is what makes the song so catchy. Simple chorus and a very danceable melody, if you haven’t heard this track, get on it. There’s nothing more to say then, it’s a upbeat tune that will definitely compliment any travelling that you are doing over summer.
If you’re after someone who makes home-grown hip-hop, then look no further than Citizen Kay. A definite star on the rise, it will be interesting to see where his career develops to next.
By Tex Miller