A 6 track grime ep (18m 47s) — released December 7th 2018 on Astral Black

'Spoons' is the collaborative EP from Shy One and Kwam, named after a meeting in an East London Wetherspoons where the duo decided to join forces for a project. Having worked together sporadically in the past, this is the first time the two artists have recorded together for a specific project. Spread over six tracks, Kwam's lyrics explore various themes on certain aspects of London living and society at large over a diverse selection of Shy One's trademark, rough and ready productions.

Tracks like 'Let Us' and 'The Raid' are a venomous expression of the frustrations of being on the receiving end of prejudice from the powers that be and society in general, the latter featuring a fitting sample from a police raid at a Soul II Soul rave in the '90s. Kwam's delivery is refreshingly honest and casual while still managing to lay down technically impressive flows and powerful hooks, perhaps most evident on 'Kwam Freestyle' and one of theEP's grimier tracks, 'Power'.

Shy One's production is more explorative and creative than ever. While tracks like 'Proper' and 'Kwam Freestyle' draw from a more quintessentially London sound palette, 'Power' and 'The Raid' in particular show off Shy One's versatility as an artist, with precise sample chops, sophisticated chord progressions and unpredictable drum programming.

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