Published Oct 18, 2007I cant explain why Don Cash isnt more than an upstart artist in Europe with a deal on Robi Insinnas (aka Headman) Relish label. Hes 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 were 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 hes even lesser known here than he is in the UK - and hes been doing this for years! In a recent interview with EB magazine hes stated hes 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 thats a long story. Hes describes his style as "rocknroll, pure and simple and maybe thats his personal estimation, but as previous single "Disco Wreck" proved, hes 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-Ziqs 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 its Cashs effortless flow spittin nebulous rhymes that shows he could rap a 12th grade calculus textbook and give it some glint. Lets hope with the January release of his Relish debut full-length, II, Cash can finally step out from the underground hes dwelled in for far too long, so some of us can experience his awesome talent.
Don Cash "2K7 (Remix)"