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ARTIST
TITLE
Play Your Position
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NHNH 1007CD NHNH 1007CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/29/2013

South East London's Merky ACE returns with Play Your Position, the second of his two-part mixtape, released on No Hats No Hoods. Merky's brought go-to producers (Faze Miyake, Rude Kid, Splurt Diablo and Deeco) as well as some new faces (Columbia signee Shift K3Y, Smurf Beatz, Jack Mason, Mr V, Jammin) to make a focused yet energetic set of tracks. The production team combines genres effortlessly, with the trap leanings of tracks like "Strawberry Rain," "Don't Know," and "Naughty" merging with Merky's idiosyncratic flow and lyrical content to construct sinister urban soundscapes. There's a fair share of experimentation, too, with the maddening 8-bit arpeggios of title-track Play Your Position building up over three minutes to create something frighteningly intense and the warped vocals of "My Lady" constructing an eerie, disjointed background for Merky to exhibit his flow. Recognized for his intelligent wordplay and catchy adlibs, Merky ACE has been MCing both by himself and with his collective Family Tree (other members include Ego, MIK, TKO and Shif Man, along with producers Splurt Diablo and Faze Miyake), for nearly 10 years. His notable appearances on Logan Sama's KISS FM UK show "After Hours" alongside P Money, Blacks and Footsie have shown off his variety of flows while proving that he can consistently hold his own amongst some of grime's biggest names.