“Grown Up” is a new track from Fool’s Gold’s own Danny Brown. It’s the autobiographical origin story of a daredevil MC, chronicling his rise from a misfit pre-teen battling in the lunchroom to the radioactive rap hero he is today. Over a hypnotizing beat from FG label mate and fellow up-and-comer Party Supplies (and a scratch chorus from DMC champion DJ Shiftee), “Grown Up” is the perfect showcase for Danny Brown’s corkscrew flows and poet’s eye for detail.
Afghan Hound is the second release from Australian duo Manor, comprising Nathaniel Morse and Caitlin Duff.
The follow-up to last year’s debut Rhodesia, Afghan Hound was recorded in a Melbourne bedroom, mixed by Ned Cooke (Dappled Cities) with additional production by Lee Groves (Goldfrapp, Elbow) and mastered in Brooklyn by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors.)
A labyrinth of Morse’s decaying guitars march to a hypnotic beat, providing the dreamlike backdrop for Duff’s enchanted vocals in a superb slice of transcendental pop.