Bristol label Black Acre announced earlier this years that they are set to release the debut album from Commodo, a highly regarded underground producer who you may remember for teaming up with JME on ‘Shift‘. The How What Time is due out next month and in anticipation has dropped the visuals for latest track ‘Set It Straight‘ featuring South London MC Rocks FOE. Directed by Wilou Wild & Loup Blaster, the visual mixes grainy footage of the aforementioned Rocks in various London locations with flickering animation. “Rocks FOE is ‘against the grain’ in a society of control and regularity where people act like machines,” the directors explain. “We were inspired by Metropolis, the art of M.C. Escher, Akira and Ghost in the Shell.”
Speaking on the new track, Commodo told Pigeons & Planes; “When I was considering vocals for this track I had something very specific in mind, something that was as much hip-hop as it was grime; but still unmistakably British. We found that in Rocks FOE who I think is one of the most unique and talented artists in the UK underground.”Commodo’s new album How What Time will be out April 22 via Black Acre [the same label that brought us Rocks FOE’s excellent Legion EP and Connie Constance’s debut], and will feature ‘Set It Straight’ and also see the Deep Medi Musik associate hook up with Trim on ‘Itchin‘.