EXCLUSIVE NEW DOWNLOAD: The Very Best - Julia (feat. Kano)
Kano's verses here are notable for a few things - for one, it marks the phrase 'to Chris Brown somebody''s official passing into the public vocabulary. Really, though, that's a red herring; "Julia" a springy, jocular romp of a track that kind of sounds like what Madness or The Specials might if they'd just recorded their first album in 2009. Sunshine's never a surprise when The Very Best are around, obviously, but as October (!) draws towards a close that light and happiness is more welcome than ever, even if it does come over the strange, farting bass weight of a kind of toytown dubstep. Rather generously, there's also a remix by UK club kid JAYOU and an instrumental, so you can spit your own bars over the top and be just like Kano.
Sounds Like: Madness, JME, Vampire Weekend