Big Toast & 184 – Who Shit In The Sandpit?
- UK - Original
Limited Edition of 100 Copies.
Where the previous 184 & Big Toast album was a bluntly worded denunciation of the zeitgeist over a classic Hip Hop soundtrack, Who Shit in The Sandpit takes a sonic direction more akin to 184’s Trip-Hoppy electronic-folk collective, Button Eyes. With more melodious production and a greater range in the vocal tones and styles of delivery, it sees the duo step outside of their comfort zones and attempt something less restricted by the confines of their genre. The title is an abstract and Toast-esque expression referring to how the world the next generation stand to inherit (the Sandpit) is being destroyed by the greed and stupidity of older generations (the shit). It is at least a partial departure from the nihilistic and misanthropic themes on previous projects, perhaps a consequence of Toast’s desire to leave a better world for his firstborn, who arrived during the making of the project. While no album which closes on a track about a nuclear holocaust can be described as light, Who Shit in the Sandpit? has moments of real humour, providing comic relief from the more pointed social and political statements elsewhere. Fellow Tuff Boy, The Strange Neighbour, joins Toast on “Anyone Order a Tough Guy?”, a verbal skewering of wannabe hardmen, and the offensively absurd “F.W.L.”. Sometime Sleaford Mods vocalist John Paul contributes his own unique brand of observational poetry to “Backpack” and Croydon’s Breezy Lee elevates every track she features on with her sumptuously soulful vocals. Halo Jones adds the finishing touches with his distorted guitar riffs, providing further musicality to an already boundary- pushing Hip Hop album.
|A1.||This Is England||Breezy Lee||04:28|
|A3.||Who Shit In The Sandpit?||04:56|
|A4.||Anyone Order A Tough Guy||The Strange...||04:08|
|B1.||Backpacks||John Paul &...||03:41|
|B2.||One For The Bank||03:49|
|B4.||Slaughterhouse (Add Vox By Ve...||03:57|
|B5.||Us Them||Breezy Lee||05:00|
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