Heart Attack – Voss Soss (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original, seems to be made by people looking to the future. It’s all about evolution, it’s about forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. Heart Attack is the sound of the world turning and music moving into pastures new. The intriguingly named Voss Soss pulls together various urban strands, skittering trap beats, hip-hop rhythms , cool rap flows and strange and glitchy electro-groove musical motifs and even a few sultry R&B tones and smooth, late night, smokey vibes.

And it is this addictive combination of new sounds and trippy accessibility which really moves the ball forward, breaks out of the comfort zones and offers a new take on an old sound. It is the perfect eulogy for the streets, the hustle, the hassle, the grime and the game, it may play to stereotypical images but it drips with dark reality. If ever rap music spoke of the lives and aspirations of the young urban experience, this is where it is said most eloquently and in raps own first language.

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