I’ve already overused the word “mysterious” when it comes to Strange U, if not overall (damn those masks!) As little as I know about them, they appear to by a duo and they are signed to Alexander Nut’s wonderful Eglo label. I also think we have posted every single of their videos, because they make some of the most exciting hip hop coming out of the UK. In my not-always humble opinion. So, they have a new one coming out on Eglo and this is their latest video. You can cop the track on Bandcamp for a price of your liking. More to follow (mysterious ending!)
(via Colectivo Futuro)
We’ve previously called Strange U the most exciting hip hop act coming out the UK right now, and this new cut from the duo is only manifesting that bold statement. It’s taken from their forthcoming new EP on the ever-amazing Eglo Records which will be released at an yet undisclosed point in the near future. In the meantime, why not revisit their music from last year?
Mysterious rapper Strange U continues to fascinate us with his latest video, already the third one taken from his EP on Eglo Records. The title Klaatu Barada Nikto is a reference to the 1951 science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Stoll and has become sort of an in-joke among film makers (similarly to the Wilhelm scream.) If you’re more interested in getting a copy of that record, it’s been out since late February already (if only I had known!) and you can buy it directly from Eglo, Juno or Boomkat.
If you’re familiar with his previous two videos, you should feel an excitement rising whenever you read the name of Eglo‘s latest signing: Strange U. Featuring US rapper Shadowstar Boxer on mic, the track Scarlet Jungle strangely attracts with its dark uneasiness, its genuine underground character. It’s taken from the forthcoming six track EP by the mysterious Strange , will be available on November 19, 2012.
London’s Eglo Records never ceases to amaze me. Already a platform for a broad palette of genres, their latest addition Strange U adds an oldschool hip-hop angle (think Dr. Octagon) to their portfolio.
Apart from the video there isn’t much info about the track or the artist behind it. This should be the next release, but there’s no hint when it might be coming out.
If you got any inside informations (or tremendous Google skills), feel free to leave a comment.