Back off Man, I'm a Scientist

A 10 track instrumental (east coast) single (41m 30s) — released October 20th 2008 on First Word Records

kidkanevil is back! Following on from the massive success of last year's 'Problems & Solutions' the talented producer returns with another great set to get your head bouncing. kidkanevil has a crafted a diverse, mature second album - ten tracks of pure quality: all-killer-no-filler. The album takes in a variety of styles including soul (Stomp), hip hop (RIP), afro-reggae (Yuki's Hometown Hifi), downtempo (Ketto Revisited) and beats (Tokyorkshire / Real Wild) all imbued with that unmistakable kidkanevil sound. With a whole host of global musical talent cueing up to work with the kid, the collabs on this are of the highest quality. The UK is represented by the mysterious Double D Dagger on the relentless anti-rap rap anthem 'RIP' - a swaggering critique on the current state of the hip hop world. Germany's electro soul brother number 1 Taprikk Sweezee weighs in on lead-single 'Black Bug' with a jawdropping vocal performance over an unstoppable up-tempo club stomper - this is crazy! Elsewhere Sweden's Kissey Asplund and the highly-acclaimed Californian emcee Blu (doing his finest slick rick English accent!) combine on the sultry 'When I Dig' and kidkanevil's Stateless bandmate Justin Percival lends a fantastic soul-drenched performance to album opener 'Stomp'. The album closes with the brooding Ketto Revisited featuring Ninja Tune's Bonobo, where the two minds meet for a remarkable re-interpretation of the monkey man's original.

Building on last year’s impressive debut, kidk continues exploring the boundaries of digi-hop. By far one of the most original producers in the UK. - Harris Pilton Hip Hop Connection

What an extraordinary piece of music, rough lo-fi turntablism mixing it up with electronics and a hip hop edge. - Thomas H Green Beatmag. Q. Mixmag, Teleg

KK album is wicked - tune with Blu & Kissey my favourite. - Alex Nutt All Young Kings / Rinse F

More certified dopeness from the kid! - Natural Self Tru Thoughts

Wall to wall quality. A step up from the last LP but a natural move from it too! With 'Back Off Man' kidk proves he's the man - the Venkman! - Diesler Tru Thoughts / Freestyle

Loving the new kidk stuff. Very dope indeed! - DJ Vadim BBE / Ninja Tune

Incredible! Like the best moments of RJD2 and Timbaland combined. Double Thumbs Up! - Bonobo Ninja Tune

A big step on - weirder and more wonderful than the first. - Alex Chase Stones Throw / One-Handed

Top Second Album from one of the UKs most promising producers! Bang! - Simpson The Dugout / Tru Thoughts

When UK popular music wallows in its own mess, its artists such as this that provide a fleeting snapshot of the reality of 21st century Britain. - Too Bold Hemming Tooboldhemming

A vivid display of dexterous beat construction and cultural experimentation 8/10 - Andrea Boston Okay Player

The album's good - Black Bug is excellent - DJ Food Ninja Tune / Solid Steel

I'm diggin the new kidk CD - very unique and well done. - DJ Shadow

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