August 11, 2010

Artist of the Day: 2econd Class Citizen

2econd Class Citizen’s emergence on the scene has created a buzz of anticipation from a diverse collection of music circles. The young man from London, England (originally from Huddersfield) makes music that he simply calls “Wyred Folk”: a hybrid of electronically produced folk combined with instrumental Hip Hop. Swinging between melancholy and pure anger, strong guitar riffs mined from old psych rock records and the weeping voices lifted from old folk music, he seems to find his real home in a crate of old and dusty vinyl.

There is a beat but this is not Hip Hop – at least not as we know it. Yes, there are guitars, but this isn’t folk music anymore. An anonymous voice sings of being lonely within a hundred other voices and there is this music with a new sound, yet, somehow, it still is the old sound – the old loneliness. It is just that now we are listening to it again, for the first time – and we want to listen. Here is the feeling that Hip Hop may have lost. But Aaron himself wouldn’t dare to say these things so loudly. He just sees himself as an arranger or conductor standing in front of an orchestra of forgotten records, waiting for their time to be played (Equinox Records).

You can listen to 2econd Class Citizen's music at:

Released Albums:
2econd Class Citizen - Divided Reality EP
2econd Class Citizen - Wyred Folk EP
2econd Class Citizen - A World Without
2econd Class Citizen - One By One EP

2econd Class Citizen. Equinox Records. Retrieved from

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