Brixton barrer and Killa'z Army member Irah has joined forces with Abstrakt Sonance—an acclaimed dubstep producer from Salmon Arm, Canada—to create a collaborative EP entitled Duppy Show. Released through esteemed Brighton label Tru Thoughts, the grime-straddling project contains three vocal tracks (featuring guest contributions from Greazus, Nate, and Crowell), plus the accompanying instrumentals and a cappella versions of each song. Loyal followers will recognise some familiar bars from sets used on the chorus of "No Smoke".
The two artists reportedly struck up their unlikely friendship after appearing together for a buoyant performance on the Hatcha & Friends boat at Outlook Festival. Irah has showcased his lyrical ability over a wide variety of soundsystem-oriented genres in the past year alone, spanning drum and bass (see Chase & Status collaboration "Program"), bassline (FooR's "Black Bandana"), and dancehall (Origin One's "My Yout"), so it's no surprise that we're now hearing his gruff, patois-tinged tones over sub-rattling dubstep.
The Duppy Show EP is out now, and can be streamed in full below.