Don Cash "2K7 (Remix)"

Don Cash "2K7 (Remix)"
I can’t explain why Don Cash isn’t more than an upstart artist in Europe with a deal on Robi Insinna’s (aka Headman) Relish label. He’s a self-made man with a unique slant that has seen him release 11 albums in five years on his own Stereoeagle label, and if we’re to believe his mocking MySpace blog, a book titled The Fine Art of Leaving Town As Fast As Possible, which retails for about $1 billion. Hmm… What I find even more difficult to explain is that this dude is from Toronto – yeah, the one in Canada – and he’s even lesser known here than he is in the UK - and he’s been doing this for years! In a recent interview with EB magazine he’s stated he’s an obsessive music maker/producer who simply loves his own music and thrives in the Toronto underground scene frequently self-releasing music to give to DJs. He also was on the verge of signing with James Murphy and the DFA label – but that’s a long story. He’s describes his style as "rock’n’roll, pure and simple” and maybe that’s his personal estimation, but as previous single "Disco Wreck" proved, he’s got far too much going on to limit it to such an austere description. "2K7,” or the remix at least, is a flash of feverish blip-hop, anchored on staccato string-plucking that sounds lifted from µ-Ziq’s Royal Astronomy LP. The beat is fairly standard rock looped into a wicked head-nodding rhythm, and the synth provides a stylish old school vibe, but it’s Cash’s effortless flow spittin’ nebulous rhymes that shows he could rap a 12th grade calculus textbook and give it some glint. Let’s hope with the January release of his Relish debut full-length, II, Cash can finally step out from the underground he’s dwelled in for far too long, so some of us can experience his awesome talent.

Don Cash "2K7 (Remix)"