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Single Review: Kano – Spaceship (Bigger Picture Recordings)

By | Published on Tuesday 30 November 2010


Despite having four albums all of his own, east Londoner Kano’s biggest hit to date is probably as the rapper on Chase & Status’s excellent single ‘Against All Odds’. But on this single, lifted from his fourth album ‘Method To The Maadness’, that dynamic production duo return the favour, so might this prove to be bigger?

Probably not. ‘Spaceship’ is a downtempo social commentary on celebrity and fame, but sadly it’s all a bit bland. The energy and dynamism seem to be lacking, not only from Kano’s vocals, but from Chase & Status’s backdrop too, which is a mediocre downbeat generic dubby/grime affair.

The single does come with remixes by Trolley Snatcha and Hot City which might fix some of the problems, but I’ve not been sent those, so I can’t tell you whether that’s the case. All I can say is, based on previous collaborations, Kano and C&S are capable of much greater things than this. PV

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