Announcing ï¿½U King,ï¿½ from Apostle of Hustle. The of this EP depicts a King gazing impersonally outward. We instantly notice three anomalies. First, his hair has been allowed to ï¿½Fro out violently from under his crown, indicating a rebellion to what is expected from him. Second, he wields not a sceptre, but a giant bass guitar. Third, he ï¿½goes alone.ï¿½ There are no tarot or playing card signs to tell us what suit he belongs to ï¿½ only a number one. What to make of it?
The positive traits of the EP include: a storytellers knack for moving from the universal to the personal, themes of seduction and betrayal, the first AOH-penned Spanish song, a love song for Coco Rosie, a rare guitar solo, Cuban comedy from the 70ï¿½s, old-skool 808 beats from Miami, a re-make of one of Wayne Newtonï¿½s show-stoppers (including Liam from The Stillsï¿½s interstellar sax-playing), and an homage to the wisdom of the late Edward Said. There are no negative indications on this EP.
Three remixes followed by two unreleased tracks and one gband konfession. The world is yours. U-King.
1. Opera Song for Edward Said (Scherezade Mix by Tchang Combat, Studio Masterkut, Montreal)
2. ¡Rafaga! (Perro Callejero Version by dj LeSpam, Miami)
3. Fast Pony for Victor Jara (Ricky Paul Mix by Dosh, Minneapolis)